House Democrats

Illinois House Democrats are introducing a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal. 

As Illinois lawmakers grapple with a budget shortfall, a measure to impose a tax on millionaires' income came up short. 

Illinois House Democrats continued to advance budget measures that would restore funding to human services programs that the governor proposes cutting. 

Illinois House Democrats have sent a clear message to Gov. Bruce Rauner that they disagree with his proposed cuts to human services in next year's budget.

Brian Mackey / Illinois Public Radio/WUIS

Governor Pat Quinn appealed directly to Democrats in the Illinois House Monday. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, he’s struggling to win support for his plan to extend Illinois’ higher income tax rate.

The governor appeared at a closed meeting of the Illinois House Democratic caucus. Quinn is trying to win the support of the 60 Democrats required to make Illinois’ 5 percent income-tax rate permanent instead of letting it decline by more than a percentage point as scheduled at the end of the year.