With last week’s stopgap budget on the books, Gov. Bruce Rauner is making media stops to discuss the compromises that went into Thursday’s deal along with Illinois’ recent past and near future. Rauner will be in town Tuesday to talk live with Galesburg’s Evening News on WGIL.
Rauner’s press secretary says the Republican governor plans to talk about “the last 18 months and where he’d like to see the next six months to a year.”
Tune in at 5 p.m. Tuesday to 93.7 FM and 1400 AM to hear the live discussion.
Rauner signed a stopgap budget last Thursday, just one day before the July 1 deadline for the current fiscal year. The spending package includes $1 billion for higher education, $667 million for human service agencies and appropriations for Illinois Department of Transportation projects.
The deal, struck after a yearlong impasse between Rauner and the Democrat-controlled legislature, will keep schools funded for a year and the government operating for another six months.