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GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER IS AGAIN URGING DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TO ACCEPT SOME OF HIS PROPOSED REFORMS AND PASS A BALANCED BUDGET.
 
HOUSE SPEAKER MIKE MADIGAN SAYS ISSUES LIKE TERM LIMITS AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION REFORM SHOULD BE KEPT SEPARATE FROM BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS. BUT GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS CREATING JOBS AND IMPROVING THE ECONOMIC CLIMATE IN ILLINOIS IS A VITAL PART OF DIGGING THE STATE OUT OF ITS CURRENT FISCAL MESS.
 
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS IT’S TIME TO GET TO WORK AND PASS HIS REFORMS THAT HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.
 
 
RAUNER SAYS THE STATE HASN’T HAD A BALANCED BUDGET IN AT LEAST 30 YEARS. A REPORT FROM HIS BUDGET OFFICE FINDS THAT THE STATE WILL BE MORE THAN FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN THE RED BY THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR IF THINGS DON’T CHANGE.

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