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Governor Quinn says he's not interested in being pals with members of the general assembly but David Yepsen, with the Paul Simon Public Institute, says it wouldn't hurt him to build relationships with lawmakers. 

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Yepsen adds it isn't healthy for the governor and the legislature to be at odds.

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Yepsen says if the general assembly and lawmakers start working together to solve problems, everybody's approval rating will go up.  A recent poll shows only 35-percent of voters approve of the job Quinn is doing.

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