Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau chief Bethany Carson has a new blog. No comments yet, but she promises to turn on her RSS feed as soon as possible (update: feed is now on). Check it out.
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UPDATE: Bethany has an update on how the budget negotiations went.
Thereâ€™s likely an agreement on the governorâ€™s college tuition tax credit, but thereâ€™s no telling whether a slew of pet projects will prevent the overall budget from being ready next week.
The three top Democratic leaders finished their third consecutive week of budget negotiations. This afternoon, Sen. President Emil Jones gave promising comments about getting closer, but how close, he said, depends on whom youâ€™re talking to. â€œThereâ€™s a few minor issues that weâ€™re trying to get taken care of.â€ […]
He did say adjourning next week is possible. Budget staffers will continue to meet, but the House and Senate won’t get back to business until May 2.
The anything-can-happen attitude was echoed by House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie. Her promising sentence was capped off with a â€œbutâ€ and a courtesy smile that hinted she wouldnâ€™t bet her money on it.