Gov. Bruce Rauner has been touring the state to let residents know how the recent stopgap and school budgets will help keep the state operating through the rest of the year. But the Governor and Senate Republicans agree that the recent action is just one step toward truly undoing the damage done by years of out of balance budgets and mounting debt.
The Governor notes that negotiations held by rank-and-file legislators are close to reaching bipartisan agreements on a number of major issues, including property tax relief for homeowners, workers’ compensation reform, achieving major savings for the nation’s most underfunded pension system, and improving the school funding system to help all schools throughout the state.
The Governor has warned though that he doesn’t think lawmakers from the majority party will be willing to take action on major issues until after the November election.