SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Illinois legislative leaders say they're still open to negotiating with Gov. Bruce Rauner over the 2016 budget and Rauner's pro-business legislative agenda. But they say they won't reach a deal before the legislative session ends Sunday.
Democrats want Rauner to approve new revenue to help balance their proposed 2016 budget. The $36.3 billion plan is more than $3 billion short of anticipated revenues.
Rauner says he won't consider a tax increase until Democrats give him some of his priorities, such as a property tax freeze.
The leaders say they'll keep talking in hopes of a deal before the 2016 fiscal year begins July 1.