Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says it may be another five months before the state has a budget.
Rauner recently addressed a crowd of manufacturers eating lunch in a downtown Chicago hotel.
“I am the most persistent rascal on the planet,” Rauner said. “I do not back down; I do not give up.”
But Democrats also have been persistent. They won’t agree to any of the business-centered reforms Rauner’s pushed.
As a result, Rauner says the stalemate will continue.