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Governor Bruce Rauner says there will be no special session

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Governor Bruce Rauner says there will be no special session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there’s no agreement on a budget by Sunday. The Republican told reporters at the Executive Mansion on Friday that if he can’t reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the May 31 end of […]

Governor Bruce Rauner says there will be no special session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there’s no agreement on a budget by Sunday.

The Republican told reporters at the Executive Mansion on Friday that if he can’t reach a deal with majority Democrats in the General Assembly by the May 31 end of the spring session that he will ask that “good-faith” negotiations continue.

Democrats are in the process of approving a budget for the year that begins in July that has a $3 billion deficit. Rauner won’t agree to new revenue and Democrats have turned thumbs down on business reforms Rauner wants to spur economic activity.

Rauner says he is encouraged by a meeting Friday morning with legislative leaders and says he sees a “true effort” at compromise.

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By Colin Jeffery

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