Illinois Legislators Give Up on Tax Hike Extension
Illinois House Democrats have given up on extending a temporary income tax increase. They're now working on a scaled-back state spending plan. Speaker Michael Madigan says House working groups will work on a "middle-of-the-road" budget that's in line with a revenue estimate of about $34 billion. The House couldn't collect enough support to adopt that plan to fund a budget blueprint of about $38 billion.