Lawmakers only have two days to pass a budget before a pending deadline. But even as top leaders came out of a meeting Sunday, saying that a deal is possible, it was clear the chances are woefully slim.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has danced around it before. But this time, he didn't flinch.
Rauner says if it gets to his desk, he will reject in its entirety the only spending plan currently alive in the statehouse: a plan House Democrats approved last week.
"That's the bill that has a $7 billion implied deficit in it, I will veto that bill," he said.