Budget battle continues in Springfield

By WEEK Producer

May 27, 2014 Updated May 27, 2014 at 6:53 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Down in Springfield, the general assembly continues to work on a budget.

With both Democrats and Republicans against extending the temporary income tax, majority Democrats produced budget bills which could lead to layoffs and more delayed payments to state providers.

Once again, there was Republican anger over Democrats producing a surprise budget.

"This is no way to budget, when you don't know what it's about, when you don't know what you're advancing. Maybe the best practice is not to advance, but to create a budget that's bipartisan," said Rep. Ron Sandack, (R) Downers Grove.

Majority Democrats were able to move their budget bill through over the objections of minority Republicans in the House.

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