Rauner: No Budget For Third Straight Year Shows “Dereliction Of Duty” For Lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says lawmakers’ inability to create a budget plan he’ll accept for the third straight year is a “dereliction of duty.” Democratic Illinois House leaders announced Wednesday they would not take a vote on the budget the Senate sent because they don’t trust the Republican governor’s actions. Rauner continues to demand cost-cutting restrictions to workers’ compensation and a property tax freeze for homeowners. Democrats approved versions of both which Rauner say aren’t sufficient.