Brown: Opponents, including AARP, say the plan in reality is a reckless reduction of services that will result in higher costs to the state.
“The Senate Democrats today jumped the shark,” Rauner spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said in a statement.
The report includes a slew of budget recommendations, such as raising the personal income tax to 5 percent and expanding the sales tax.
Griffin’s contribution is the second-largest individual contribution in Illinois history, according to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.
Ald. Carrie Austin says CPS money woes are fault of state budget stalemate: “Somebody needs to take [Gov. Bruce] Rauner by his neck and wring it.”
BROWN: It may be entirely legal, as both the Pritzker campaign and the Cook County Assessor’s office insist. But it shouldn’t be.
Gov. Rauner may have to choose between angering socially moderate voters by vetoing the bill, or incurring the wrath of conservatives by signing it.