Rauner to Meet with Top-Ranking Illinois Lawmakers Tuesday

The state's top-ranking officials will meet with the governor Tuesday

Gov. Bruce Rauner will meet with a group of the state’s highest-ranking lawmakers Tuesday morning.

Rauner will meet with House Speaker Michael Madigan, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno. It is only the second such meeting this year.

A Rauner spokeswoman confirmed the meeting Monday, but gave no additional details.

Illinois has been without a budget since July of last year. The stalemate has hinged on a battle between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature over the governor’s pro-business, union-weakening Turnaround Agenda. 

At the end May, legislation will become more difficult to pass. At that point, a three-fifths supermajority will be required to pass bills.

The General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to be in session through Thursday.

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