No Budget Summits Until 2016

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner says his Thursday budget meeting with three of the four legislative leaders was productive, but says he doesn’t expect to have another meeting until early January. Rauner didn’t offer any specifics on what progress was made to end the stalemate that has left the state without a formal budget since July 1. House Speaker Michael Madigan didn’t attend the session because of what his office called a scheduling conflict that arose unexpectedly.