The state's six-month stopgap budget sailed through the Illinois General Assembly by a huge vote margin last week, just before the fiscal year deadline. Only four lawmakers voted against the plan. They join “Chicago Tonight” to explain their decision.
The link below is my discussion with Dan and Ted on Illinois Rising about the Stop-Gap Budget. The show was taped before the vote was taken. Four Reps, including me, in the Illinois House were the only ones who voted against this "budget." Listen to my segment here and then please tune in tonight to WTTW at 7pm where all four Reps who voted against the bill will explain our opposition to a stop-gap deal and our hope for a real solution in Illinois.
On this week's edition of Against The Current, a roundtable discussion with State Rep. Jeanne Ives and Chicago Tribune's Kristen McQueary on the state budget, state politics and how both will effect your household budget. For more content of this sort, visit and sign-up at Upstream-Ideas.com. Dan Proft