UPDATE x1: Senate also passes the agreed upon stopgap budget bill. “Today’s actions in Springfield are proof that legislators can come together and create affordable and responsible solutions,” said Sen. Dan McConchie said. “I am glad to see that the political games were finally set aside so progress could be made.” (more below)
UPDATE x2: The four House members who voted no and statements from them are included below.
SPRINGFIELD - Schools will get paid, children will go to school, the most vulnerable and seniors will get services and prisons will stay open after an agreed-upon stopgap budget measure passed the Illinois legislature Thursday, the last day of Fiscal Year 2016.
As the House discussion on four stopgap budget measures wound down in Springfield Thursday, a member from each side of the partisan aisle emphasized that while funding would continue into the new fiscal year starting Friday, that nothing had been done to correct Illinois' serious underlying financial issues.