SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers missed their deadline to pass a budget during their spring session.
The work for a budget will now continue into June for a second year in a row.
House Democrats did not vote on a plan passed by the Senate. Now it will take a three-fifths majority to pass a budget instead of a simple majority.
That means Democrats will need some Republican support.
Last year lawmakers agreed to a short term budget to keep school open instead of agreeing to a full year plan.
Illinois has over $14 billion in unpaid bills.
According to Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson, this is longest a state has gone without a budget deal since the Great Depression.