Tempers flare at Sen. Committee hearing

Senate Democrats took an Executive Committee hearing as a chance to continue the war of words with Governor Bruce Rauner’s office over who’s to blame for the state budget impasse.

Rauner officials Rich Goldberg and Tim Nuding defended their plan to give Rauner extraordinary powers to shift state funds and balance the 2017 budget as a “Plan B” in lieu of a compromise between the two branches of government.