Budget Crisis Center...
( Updated As Events Occur)
Legislative leaders will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday about remaining reforms.
Or: I will play budgetary chicken rather than campaigning to roll it back after 1st undoing damage we both did to IL
Gov. Rauner says he'll veto the revenue bill.
Vote on Spending Bill
Madigan in statement says "there is more work to be done." Dems will work with Republicans on other resolution of other issues on table.
Madigan statement on revenue and budget vote: "While none could say this was an easy decision, it was the right decision." #twill
Statement from Speaker Madigan.
After just 20 minutes of debate, spending bill passes Illinois House 81-34.
Spending bill passes Illinois House.
Illinois House is going straight to voting on the spending bill.
Now on to the spending portion of this budget.
Vote on Tax Bill ( after Debate Concludes)
Edit: 15 Including reps from all downstate state University communities EXCEPT Illinois State. D.Brady, Sommer = no
Getting tax bill through House is a major step. It now goes to Senate, then governor. 72 votes notable, takes 71 to override a veto.
And here's our first story on Illinois House income tax vote...
Tax increase passes 72-45. Here's roll call.
Debate on Tax/ Revenue Bills
House Speaker Madigan watches final speaker before vote on tax increase.
Just two more speakers in tax debate. Vote coming soon. #twill
Dems may take a test vote ( roll call vote on tax bill ) to see if the votes are there to actually call a vote on the Spending Bill.
Speaker Madigan in the chamber.
Rep. Reginald Phillips, R-Charleston, says he will vote for tax hike. EIU in his district, says he was able to go to school on a MAP grant.
Bryant, of Murphysboro, said she is on far right but state must have balanced budget. "I am probably going to get primaried for this."
Rep. Mike Unes, a Republican, also rises in support. Says schools in his district won't open without a budget.
Rep. Unes, R-Pekin, says he's voting yes for the tax bill: "We should have never gotten to this point. It is shameful. It is embarrassing."
Rep. Breen: "This is essentially a blackmail budget. We are here today because reform negotiations..are now being cut off."
He says if bills get to governor's desk, Rauner should sign them. "Bring this madness to an end."
We're "voting for the largest tax increase in Illinois, but we forget.. people outside of this chamber who are going to pay for it," he said
House GOP Leader Jim Durkin says no reforms to relieve burden on families and businesses
Tax bill now up on House floor. Gets a 65-48 vote when amendment is adopted.
Durkin says he cannot speak for what his members may do.
Rep. Greg Harris:"Today we can change the awful trajectory of our past several years. We can vote. We can do our jobs. We can get it done."
An interesting take & backstory regarding one possible roadblock impeding a Budget Deal. Fwiw.
Illinois House beginning debate on revenue bill. #twill
Looks like General Assembly gets going at 2pm today.... and don't forget to get your popcorn.
Talks between Dems & GOP broke down Saturday. Sunday Budgetary showdown between Assembly Speaker Madigan & Republicans aligned w/Gov Rauner.
Tax vote update: Sponsor Rep. Greg Harris says he'll call Senate Bill 9 -so PERMANENT income tax increase (vs Rauner wanting a temp)- Sunday
State Rep. Greg Harris confirms it is his revenue amendment that will be called on House floor tomorrow. #twill
1 Philadelphia News Search Businesses (New Jersey shutdown continues; Christie orders lawmakers back) Philade ... - http://1philadelphia.net/new-jersey-shutdown-continues-christie-orders-lawmakers-back/ …
All New Jersey beaches are closed for holiday weekend due to shutdown — except to Chris Christie’s family http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/all-new-jersey-beaches-are-closed-for-holiday-weekend-due-to-shutdown-except-to-chris-christies-family/#.WVjatF5kXZM.twitter …
Maine, New Jersey governments shut down after clashes between governors, legislatures http://hill.cm/NSbIlN0
Maine GOP offers budget proposal to end state shutdown - https://1newsnet.com/maine-gop-offers-budget-proposal-to-end-state-shutdown/ …
A year after the vote , one pov on where things stand.
Andrew Neil question Richard Burgon regarding Labour position on custom union....
Jon Ashworth on Andrew Marr ...Marr asks is Labour an Ant-EU Party ?
Michael Gove - Discusses DUP Deal With Andrew Marr...
Labour is 'too broad a church', says party chairman http://bit.ly/2uueo7e
Emily Thornberry hits out at 'virtue-signalling' Chuka Umunna after single market vote http://bit.ly/2tuYXit
This week's top stories: Priti Patel claims Labour's role on Brexit is to support the Government http://bit.ly/2u2TUT9
This week's top stories: Theresa May 'agrees to lift public sector pay cap after Tory MPs march on Downing Street' http://bit.ly/2u4Ri7Z
Recap: Theresa May has 'hamstrung' Brexit negotiations, says former George Osborne and David Davis adviser http://bit.ly/2srtaPG
GOP senator: I wish that both parties were working on healthcare http://hill.cm/2ZlnryP
Trump Defends Social Media Use After Controversial Tweets http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/07/02/trump-defends-social-media-use-after-controversial-tweets/ …
White House denies tensions between Trump and Pence staff http://hill.cm/f876rqe
Tillerson had second tense meeting with White House aide: report http://hill.cm/NyDPP2M
Activists use congressional break to attack GOP on ObamaCare repeal http://hill.cm/gpb2xEL
Sunday morning talking heads
“It’s not easy making America great again, is it?”
Tillerson pushes back on Trump aide suggesting changes to State Department: report http://hill.cm/ynXv4An
East Khanaser MAP:SAA and allies liberated 1500km2 area north of Resafa -Ithriya road from ISIS.No more ISIS in #Aleppo province.
Final casualty numbers for the #ISIS suicide bomber attack that targeted the IDP camp is 19 wounded, 14 dead including 4 kids.
Interesting thread ( 14 tweets ) on ISIS silver coin.
Theodore Postol , professor emeritus at MIT , states - Khan Sheikhoun nerve agent attack in Syria was staged.
OPCW report said sarin nerve gas was used in alleged attack in Khan Sheikhun. But it didn't blame any party to the conflict for the attack.
Despite split in White House over how aggressively 2 counter Iran/Assad, If US won't pay 4 schools, elec, etc., cities will revert to Damas
Congress threatens to intervene in internal Iraqi affairs - may cut annual payment to Iraq Kurd fighters , If Kurds break with Baghdad.
Two wrongs never make "one right". Part one.
Two wrongs never make"one right." Part two. Don't continue if graphic war footage will offend.
UN Security Council targets fuel smugglers, wants better info from PC - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/07/01/un-security-council-targets-fuel-smugglers-wants-better-info-from-pc/ …
Third Saudi arrest -
Facts expose the falsehood of the accusations of the blockading countries that Qatar supports terrorism
Arab Quartet blinks first - Blockade Nations agree to give a 48 hour extension based on Kuwait's request. Qatar did not request more time.
KUWAIT’S EMIR GETS QATAR’S RESPONSE TO SAUDI BLOC DEMANDS: KUNA
KUWAIT ASKS SAUDI BLOC TO EXTEND QATAR DEADLINE FOR 48 HRS:KUNA
Note-Kuwaiti banks have no intention of withdrawing their deposits & investments from Qatar-Kuwaiti official source told Reuters on Sunday.
As deadline approaches , ball will shift to court of Arab quartet...
Boycott vs Blockade - examining the issues presented...
Qatar defiant as deadline nears to resolve Gulf rift http://ow.ly/Sf6l30dfr23
Qatar FM Al-Thani - Qatar will not meet any of 13 demands made by KSA and its allies, offering instead "a proper condition for a dialogue."
Al Jazeera vows it will not shutdown , despite demand from Arab Quartet.
One Day Before The Saudi Ultimatum Expires, A Defiant Qatar Is "Ready To Face The Consequences" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-02/one-day-saudi-ultimatum-expires-defiant-qatar-ready-face-consequences …
#Qatar ready for consequences as the emirate is prepared to let pass the deadline for complying w/ 13 demands. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-01/qatar-ready-for-consequences-of-blockade-showdown-minister-says …
Odds & Ends...
Man held for theft of rocket launchers from French train http://dlvr.it/PRd5S2
UN refugee chief says Italy needs support helping migrants http://dlvr.it/PRdmm1
Pope dismisses German doctrine chief in turbulent week for Vatican http://dlvr.it/PRdQKV
Tsipras to defend his government's record in Parliament http://dlvr.it/PRcqC2
Italy-bound migrants land on Crete http://dlvr.it/PRcq8x
We are walking against the wall: CHP leader @kilicdarogluk says on ‘justice march’ http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/we-are-walking-against-the-wall-main-opposition-chp-leader-says-on-justice-march.aspx?pageID=238&nID=115015&NewsCatID=338 … @ahmethc interviews
Turkey’s exports continue to rise in June as trade with Russia surges: Association http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-exports-continue-to-rise-in-june-as-trade-with-russia-surges-association.aspx?pageID=238&nID=115010&NewsCatID=345 …
North Korea vows nuclear destruction of U.S. if pressure continues http://bit.ly/2tycO7r
Trump to speak with Xi, Abe as North Korea, steel issues loom http://reut.rs/2tyxhcx
North Korea launches new “Jindallae 3” domestically-produced smartphone http://buff.ly/2t4piCQ
Beijing warns Washington that measures on its enterprises may impact Sino-U.S. efforts on DPRK http://buff.ly/2tc9e09