Illinois News Network: Dems, GOP continue House budget scrum

By Mark Fitton
Illinois News Network

SPRINGFIELD — Democrats and Republicans tussled again in the Illinois House on Wednesday as the Democrats continued to build a fiscal year 2016 human services budget without traditional negotiation.

Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) started the fireworks Wednesday afternoon as he introduced more floor amendments to an existing budget measure, House Bill 4141...

Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) argued that by committing $83 million to a particular cause at this point, the House was disregarding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s funding priorities and might short programs and staffing elsewhere in state government — perhaps in other human services or in education, prisons or some other area...

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