Illinois House Democrats defy governor, push own budget

In this Monday, May 23, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. With just days before the scheduled adjournment date, Illinois lawmakers struggling to agree on their first budget in two years are also struggling with fixing public school funding. Rauner wants the Democratic-controlled General Assembly to send him school-funding legislation that increases education spending and ensures schools open - regardless of whether there’s agreement on a budget. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.

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