Springfield is broken
House Republicans hold a press conference immediately following the vote of an appropriation plan that spends $7 billion more in revenue than the state has coming into its coffers.
House Republicans were denied a vote verification for a 500-page bill that was introduced a mere 90-minutes before it was called for debate on the House Floor. Democrats then limited the debate to less than an hour with a parliamentarian move.
SB2048 appropriates $14 billion - that with court orders, continuing appropriations and consent decrees would push state spending over $40 billion.