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A BIPARTISAN BILL GIVING SOCIAL SERVICE PROGRAMS ACCESS TO FEDERAL FUNDING IS BEING THREATENED BY WHAT GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER CALLS A “POISON PILL.”

LAST WEEK…THE SENATE APPROVED EXPENDITURE OF NEARLY FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL MONEY DURING THE STATE BUDGET CRISIS. THE HOUSE IS WORKING TO ADD AN AMENDMENT TO SPEND ADDITIONAL FEDERAL DOLLARS…AND SOME STATE MONEY. REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE C-D DAVIDSMEYER OF JACKSONVILLE SAYS DEMOCRATS ARE JUST PLAYING GAMES DURING THE BUDGET STALEMATE.

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IT'S SUPPORTED BY AURORA REPRESENTATIVE STEPHANIE KIFOWIT.

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BUT REPUBLICANS SAY THE ORIGINAL BILL WAS AGREED UPON BY ALL PARTIES, INCLUDING GOVERNOR RAUNER AND THAT THIS AMENDMENT DELAYS FEDERAL MONEY GETTING TO HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS. THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE DOES NOT SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT.

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