The Illinois House shut down Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed plan to cut millions from human services budgets in the state.
The chamber voted 0-67-45 on the $11 billion measure, with each Democrat voting 'no' and all of the Republicans voting 'present.' The plan lays out $1.5 billion in cuts to Medicaid and also called for funds to be pulled away from addiction treatment and mental health services. House Human Services Appropriations Chairman State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) said the governor's proposal would balance the budget "on the backs of the most vulnerable."
House Speaker Michael Madigan said the vote sought to "facilitate consideration" of the upcoming year's fiscal plan.