Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited the East Moline Correctional Center today to promote two bills. They'd provide funding for education and government operations — including the state's prisons — despite the lack of a state budget.
Rauner calls the spring legislative session a "stunning failure." The General Assembly adjourned on Tuesday without passing a budget for the second year in a row. Now the governor is touring the state, calling on residents to pressure Democratic lawmakers to pass two stopgap measures that would pay for schools and government services.