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With Governor Rauner signing Illinois' balanced state budget, it's the first time he's done so during his time in office.
 
While there are items within the budget that some lawmakers didn't agree upon, Senator Chapin Rose believes there still needs to be a bipartisan approach when dealing with budget items.
 

 

 
Senator Rose also eludes to the pension reform inside the balanced budget as an appealing reform when it came to Governor Rauner signing.
 

 

 
While there are critiques on both sides of the aisle, this could be one of the better budgets in quite some time.
 

 

 
Senator Rose is a big supporter of money in the budget going towards higher education, as he recently amended House Bill 5020 to ensure non-profit colleges would also be included in the new four-year Monetary Award Program.

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