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Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady sang the praises of the budget process in the General Assembly's upper chamber. The Bloomington Republican says an above board, compromising approach made all the difference.


Only two Senators voted against the budget. State Senator Kyle McCarter was one of them. He said he and other rank and file Senators only had one hour to review 1250 pages of legislation and 37 pages of analysis. He said the budget is plagued by unrealistic assumptions of revenues and savings and a lack of of money set aside to pay off old bills to the tune of 1.6 billion dollars. He also took issue with state funding for abortions.

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