We talk today with State Senator Kyle McCarter, as he talks about the budget deal that is being discussed in State Senate. The deal is referred to as the “Grand Bargain” and is expected to include everything from a new budget to reforms in several areas. But, Senator McCarter says it is too heavy of a burden on Illinois taxpayers and business owners.
And, McCarter says this bargain does nothing to help bring down the size of Illinois government.
After being in session for just a very brief time last week, Illinois lawmakers are now off all this week and do not return to the Capital until next Tuesday.