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The Illinois legislature is hashing out details for a budget that will fully fund education for the entire year and a temporary budget for human services.

 

According to State Representative Bill Mitchell the bill will end proration for Illinois schools, which he hears from school leaders is something they want. He points out it also funds Illinois colleges.

 

 

Rep. Mitchell expects an active veto session in November as lawmakers will work towards a long-term agreement on the budget.

 

 

Lawmakers are expected to pass the budget any time this afternoon and Governor Rauner is set to speak on it soon thereafter.

 

There was a last minute speed bump, in the form of a last minute amendment from House Democrats that would provide $10 million for help for minority teaching needs. There's word House Speaker Madigan has had that amendment removed.

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