Evanston’s state senator lambasted Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Tuesday for threatening to veto a legislative compromise on the state budget.
Sen. Daniel Biss, who is an announced candidate for governor in 2018, contended that, although the proposed budget is far from perfect, “it will open schools in the fall, fund vital social services, pay public sector employees, and put our state within the realm of financial solvency.”
While Rauner’s “obstructionism” is nothing new, Biss said, “ what is new is that he is losing control of his own party.”
If the governor carries through with his threat to veto the measure, Biss predicted, “we will be prepared …to override the governor’s veto.”