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Minimum wage increases and legalization of recreational marijuana are not things a central Illinois lawmaker is behind but sports betting, done correctly, is something State Senator Chapin Rose says he might support.

 

Sen. Rose says with the US Supreme Court ruling last year to legalize sports betting in the country, there's no reason at this point for Illinois not to do it, but it needs to be done right.

 

 

The Mahomet Republican says he won't support any sports betting bill and also points out sports betting, and further, legalized recreational marijuana, will not solve the financial woes of the state.

 

 

Of the specific criticisms Sen. Rose had to say about the Governor's budget address, he felt the Governor was inconsistent in claiming the budget was reliant on existing revenues but then also said he needed $1.1-billion to make it balanced. 

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