Capitol Fax had pretty much this same story yesterday.
He co-chairs the governor’s re-election campaign, but House Speaker Michael Madigan isn’t sold on the governor’s budget proposal.
Rather than work with Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s spending blueprint, the speaker has suggested that negotiators start with the existing budget and only add new spending equal to what the state will receive in new revenue.
“It was a suggestion and time will go on,” said Steve Brown, a spokesman for the Chicago Democrat.
The development came as the General Assembly heads toward an early, election-year adjournment, which is scheduled for April 7, but could be extended to April 12.
Republicans said Madigan’s suggestion was another sign that Democrats are troubled by their own party’s governor.