State lawmakers approved a budget that relies on a higher income tax rate.
But Governor Bruce Rauner won the office on a platform of lower taxes.
Now - Illinois faces an immediate $1.6 billion dollar budget hole.
Rauner says lawmakers are talking about sweeping funds from some programs into more “essential” ones.
"But they’re arguing among themselves what’s non-essential."
Rauner has said for weeks that he’s close to resolving the issue with legislative leaders.