Budget war ‘compromises’ don’t address underlying fiscal crisis

As the state’s second fiscal year without a budget draws to an end and a special budget session of the General Assembly comes to a head, both Governor Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan have shifted slightly to accommodate each other.

Rauner has dropped a few items from his call for cuts in workers’ compensation. Madigan has backed a version of Rauner’s call for a property tax freeze, though with significant exemptions.

A four-year property tax freeze and cuts in workers’...

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