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A TEMPORARY BUDGET PLAN TO GET THE STATE THROUGH THE NEXT MONTH FAILED IN THE ILLINOIS HOUSE WEDNESDAY.

THE BILL FELL JUST A FEW VOTES SHORT IN THE HOUSE…BUT THE SENATE EASILY OKAYED AN IDENTICAL FUNDING MEASURE TO KEEP CORE STATE SERVICES LIKE THE STATE POLICE AND MEDICAID RUNNING SAYS SENATOR LINDA HOLMES OF AURORA.

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PASSAGE OF THE BILL WASN’T WITHOUT OPPOSITION THOUGH. SENATOR MATT MURPHY OF PALATINE ARGUED THAT THIS ISN’T A SOLUTION…

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THE HOUSE COULD CONSIDER THE SENATE VERSION…BUT GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER’S OFFICE HAS DISMISSED THE TEMPORARY SPENDING PLAN, SAYING IT’S ANOTHER UNBALANCED BUDGET ATTEMPT.

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