Back to Work in Springfield Today

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The legislature goes back into session today, but once again, don’t get your hopes up for a break-thru on a budget.

Not only is it Groundhog Day again, but there’s doesn’t even seem to be any sense of urgency to stop the bleeding, the $11 million dollar per day jump in state of Illinois financial liability.

Gone are the days when moderate Republicans like the late Congressman Bob Michel argued 20 years ago that compromise is necessary to govern. “It’s the art of the possible and you can’t just have indefinite stalemate,” said Michel.

But that’s exactly what we do have in Springfield right now with no end in sight between now and the 2018 election.


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