WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hinting the state’s budget stalemate could finally be resolved early next week.
The Governor had said repeatedly that he wouldn’t sign a capital bill until lawmakers gave him a balanced budget.
But now, Quinn says he’s planning to sign the $29 billion construction bill Monday.
So what about the budget?
QUINN: I think the two come together. It’s very, very important that we have economic recovery in Illinois, and a stable budget. The two go together. And I think … Monday, we’re going to be working on the jobs, and on Tuesday, hopefully, we’re going to get a stable budget.
The Governor also announced Friday that he’s holding off on his tax hike proposal until November.
That had been a sticking point with legislative leaders.
Quinn now says “the ingredients are in place” for lawmakers to pass a spending plan when they return to Springfield Tuesday.