The Senate Executive Committee voted 12-2 to advance the plan.
The state could be another $1 billion or so in the hole before the Illinois General Assembly does anything. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
According to a report, Senate President John Cullerton discussed the idea of making Illinois an Internet gambling hub, suggesting the state could organize a major online poker game and gain worldwide popularity.
The ink is barely drive on Illinois’ new workers’ compensation law, but already, Republicans in the legislature are hoping to make far bigger changes.
Illinois Senate Republicans have vowed to block any plans to borrow money to pay the state’s overdue bills.
Gov. Pat Quinn is defending his support for a massive income tax increase, saying the state was facing a crisis and “we had to take decisive action.”