House Democrats take time on Senate budget consideration

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Democrats are acting with deliberation in considering the state budget plan sent them this week by the Senate. Chicago Rep. Greg Harris is the Democrats’ budget negotiator. He says lawmakers’ first goal is to review the $39.7 billion spending plan and put it in a form the public can understand. He says the House plans hearings to solicit public input despite the looming May 31 scheduled adjournment date for the General Assembly.