Gov. Bruce Rauner, in turn, drew a line in the sand, reiterating the reform he says he needs to get budget approval: “real” property tax relief.
It’s a good move politically for Roskam, whom Democrats see as a vulnerable Republican in a district carried by Hillary Clinton last year.
His campaign dismissed any speculation that his light spending reports signal a lack of commitment, insisting, “Chris is in this race to stay.”
The Illinois House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Friday that would make the former president’s birthday an honorary state holiday.
“The Senate Democrats today jumped the shark,” Rauner spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said in a statement.
The bill eliminates Illinois’ statutes of limitations that can allow child predators to go unpunished.
The report includes a slew of budget recommendations, such as raising the personal income tax to 5 percent and expanding the sales tax.