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According to a political expert in Springfield, the best case scenario for the State of Illinois to end the budget stalemate is a short term budget that Governor Bruce Rauner has proposed.

 

Dr. Kent Redfield (right), Political Expert at the University of Illinois-Springfield says that budget would include a spending plan for Illinois schools and a temporary spending plan.

 

 

Dr. Redfield warns the longer this budget stalemate goes, the more in debt Illinois becomes.

 

 

The state is paying salaries of state employees and other payments are being made through consent decrees but Dr. Redfield points out, the state is without money to buy every day items like paper or ink for printers. 

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