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.
Rauner used the joint appearance to accuse the mayor of not using enough of his “influence” on Democrats to push for a school funding formula change.
Cullerton said he has been trying to put himself in the governor’s shoes: “He’s never passed a bill in the two years he’s been here.”
The Civic Federation says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recommended budget relies on “uncertain savings, one-time revenues.”
The Illinois political theater is playing out, but there is no final act in sight — with just 23 days to go before the end of the legislative session.
The hospital group intends to reduce spending, in part, because of delays in payments from the state of Illinois.