SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - The state of Illinois has not had a budget in two fiscal years.
On Thursday, April 27, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrat Speaker Mike Madigan met to discuss the impasse.
Both men released statements on the discussion.
The statement from Madigan said:
Rauner's spokesperson Eleni Demertzis released the following statement:
Members of the Illinois senate are supposed to vote on a proposal to send more than $815 million to universities and social service providers who haven't received state funding in months.
The state of Illinois has a bill backlog of more than $11.8 billion. Lawmakers have been at a budget impasse since June 2015.