Illinois Democrats say they will not pass Gov. Bruce Rauner's last-minute pitch for a stopgap state budget -- at least not today, the final day of the legislature's regular spring session.
Just days ago, Rauner's office nixed the idea of a temporary budget -- something Senate President John Cullerton had floated -- saying it would kick the can down the road.
Now, he's had a "turnaround." He's pushing a plan to fund schools, finally pay what's owed to cash-starved social service agencies, and generally keep things running through the calendar year.