House Democrats outline budget, will vote Wednesday on pension reform
Source: The State Journal-Register

Illinois House Democrats on Tuesday outlined a $36.5 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1, but did not offer details of how they’d pay for it.

House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, also said the House will take votes Wednesday on pension reform, workers’ compensation changes, property tax relief and government consolidation, all items that Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans have said must be addressed before they’ll consider higher taxes to balance a budget.

However, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs said negotiations on those issues are continuing and taking votes on them Wednesday “isn’t healthy for this process.”

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