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Bloomington Representative Defends Union Pay Freeze

Bloomington Representative Dan Brady is defending the budget signed by Governor Pat Quinn.  He says no matter what agreement the governor made with AFSCME, the fact remains that the 77-million dollars needed for pay raises was not appropriated in the budget. 

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Brady says Democrat and Republican members of the House worked together to pass a responsible budget.  He says the process that lawmakers took this year was a step in the right direction toward reducing the state's debt.  Unfortunately, he says, drastic cuts sometimes come with the territory.

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