(Springfield, IL) — The latest attempt at a state budget is on hold in Springfield. Leaders in the Illinois Senate yesterday introduced, then abandoned a plan they hope will lead to a new state budget. The idea is to trade a few business reforms for a tax increase and a lot of other pieces lawmakers have asked for over the years. Everything from new casinos to a bailout for Chicago teacher pensions and a higher minimum wage. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says the hope now is to give lawmakers and the governor a starting point.