( KTRS ) Governor Bruce Rauner has postponed the November 18th budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending.
The change came shortly after Madigan, released a statement saying he needed to attend an out-of-state family funeral next week. The much-anticipated meeting will be the first time in months that the Republican governor and the four legislative leaders have met. They’ve bickered over a state budget that should’ve taken effect July 1.
Rauner deputy chief of staff Mike Schrimpf says that the meeting will is now scheduled for December 1st in Springfield.
Good-government groups encouraged the meeting before Rauner announced he would host the summit.