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State Senator Bill Brady believes its time for a shift in the budget discussion.

With the state closing in on the halfway point of the fiscal year without a budget, the Bloomington Republican thinks it might be time to start thinking ahead, although there is one big lingering issue.

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Like other Republican lawmakers, Brady doesn't believe the solution to the state's budget woes is House Speaker Madigan's push to return the state's income tax rate to 5 percent without business friendly reforms.

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