Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy

The more than year-long war between House Speaker Michael Madigan and Gov. Bruce Rauner intensified Wednesday. The speaker passed a no-reforms budget — and Rauner’s office threatened to veto what it called the “phoniest phony budget in recent Illinois history.” The bill — which covers fiscal year 2017 — passed the House 63-53 Wednesday evening. It must now go to the Illinois Senate, where its fate is unclear. Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy joined John Howell to vent on the situation in Springfield.