It’s not a surprise, but it is official. Leaders in the Illinois Senate have decided to hold off on a vote of the grand bargain. The pile of bills that tie a new state budget to tax increases, gambling expansion and a number of other items and reforms still needs time to be baked. Christine Radogno, Illinois Senate Minority Leader says nothing is stopping it’s just a pause to better craft bills for the coming large lift.
The vote on the bills is expected to be the first full week of February.