In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, speaks to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, center, while Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, right, delivers the State of the Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The political rivalry between the Republican Rauner and the Democratic Madigan has intensified during Illinois’ 10-month budget stalemate, leaving little hope that the state will have a spending plan any time soon.
In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, speaks to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, center, while Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, right, delivers the State of the Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The political rivalry between the Republican Rauner and the Democratic Madigan has intensified during Illinois’ 10-month budget stalemate, leaving little hope that the state will have a spending plan any time soon. Seth Perlman AP
In this Feb. 17, 2016 photo, Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, speaks to Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, center, while Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, right, delivers the State of the Budget Address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. The political rivalry between the Republican Rauner and the Democratic Madigan has intensified during Illinois’ 10-month budget stalemate, leaving little hope that the state will have a spending plan any time soon. Seth Perlman AP

Rauner-Madigan rivalry hamstrings budget talks

April 17, 2016 02:13 PM