Gov. Bruce Rauner did little in his annual budget address Wednesday to help the two most reasonable state leaders in their efforts to reach a deal.
“This isn’t about pointing fingers or assigning blame,” the governor said to some laughter from Democrats. “We are where we are.”
“We will never have balanced budgets if we don’t change our system,” the governor said. “It’s broken. It’s not working.”
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration filed an opposition to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s motion to halt state worker pay without a budget.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Cook County on behalf of several African-American and Hispanic families with children in Chicago Public Schools.