Governor predicts budget will be passed in next 90 days

Oct 18, 2015

Illinois has been operating in a partial government shutdown for almost four months now, but Governor Bruce Rauner says he sees a light at the end of the tunnel.  

Rauner says he predicts a budget will be passed within 60 to 90 days, which would be after the deadline for any potential challengers to enter legislative races against lawmakers who vote for politically sensitive budget compromises.  

The governor has pledged to use his own large campaign war chest to aid Republican lawmakers who support his pro-business, union-weakening ideas.