“We are out of time. This shouldn’t be so hard. There is bipartisan agreement among legislators on a spending and revenue plan to keep this state from falling off a cliff — we need to spend more time voting, and less time in closed door meetings and cyclical debates.
“With his characteristic refusal to compromise or even establish a consistent negotiating position, Governor Rauner is directly obstructing our ability to pass a budget. People’s lives are on the line. Put the bills on the floor, call the vote, and let’s do what the people of Illinois need us to do to stop the pain.”