The Latest: Illinois House delays budget override action
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Latest on the Illinois Legislature's action to address the nation's longest state budget stalemate (all times local):
The Illinois House has adjourned and scheduled a Thursday session which could feature votes to override a budget-deal veto.
The fate of the nation's longest-running state budget crisis since at least the Great Depression rests with the House, which lacked a quorum for action Wednesday.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday vetoed a package of legislation that raised the income tax by $5 billion to finance a $36 billion spending plan, which would be Illinois' first budget since 2015.
The Senate swiftly voted to override the vetoes Wednesday and sent them to the House.
Only 59 of the chamber's 118 members answered the roll call Wednesday. Deputy Democratic Leader Arthur Turner of Chicago was in the chair. He adjourned the House until 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
A package of legislation aimed at ending a two-year Illinois budget standoff is back to the House.
The House convenes Wednesday to face action to override Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes of a $36 billion budget fueled by a $5 billion increase in income taxes.
The legislation bounced several times Tuesday. The Senate approved the budget plan and tax increase with a necessary three-fifths majority vote, but Rauner vetoed them three hours later.
The Senate then wasted no time in overriding the vetoes and sending them back to the House for consideration.
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago announced after the Senate action there wouldn't be a House vote but didn't say why.
But the House quorum call was answered by only 54 of its 118 members.