It is possible the state budget standoff could last for several years. Republican, Christine Radogno said on Monday it's all because Democrats are not willing to compromise. The top Republican in the Illinois Senate says "it's possible" the standoff over a state budget could last for several years if Democrats aren't willing to compromise.
As the top Republican she believes if Illinois continues to spend money the way they are, without raising taxes, the state could reach $25 billion in unpaid bills. This information is based off a report from Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget office.
Radogno also said that Democrats are too concerned with maintaining the status quo. She says they must work with Republicans to approve parts of Rauner's legislative agenda.
Democrats say Rauner's priorities would hurt vulnerable residents, weaken unions and drive down wages.