( KTRS ) The increasing needs of a government without a budget has at least temporarily cut into Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s resolve to stand firm against spending any state money without a spending agreement.
The governor compromised last week, allowing Democrats who control the House to approve spending authority for about $3 billion. Most of the money is already-collected tax revenue owed to local governments. Rauner who has opposed “piecemeal” approaches to a budget due July 1st, got money for public safety, such as road salt and police training.