#Illinois budget crisis
The outstanding question is if a Senate-approved deal would ultimately pass muster with Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.
House Speaker Michael Madigan says House Democrats will propose an “agenda” with “aggressive economic reforms” that don’t hurt the middle class.
With the budget standoff looming large, Illinois lawmakers return to the capital Monday for two days of work before a new session starts Wednesday.
Illinois could expect to raise $212 million a year with a 15 percent tax on marijuana, and $283 million a year with a 20 percent tax.
State workers will continue to be paid, but there’s no money to pay utility bills or buy commodities, and vendors continue to wait for payment.