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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Governor Rauner vetoes 19 budget bills

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Governor Rauner vetoes 19 budget bills

Governor Rauner has insisted that he will not sign a budget until Democrats approve his pro-business agenda

Governor Rauner vetoes 19 budget bills

(KTRS) – Governor Bruce Rauner is sticking to his promise to rein in spending.

The Republican vetoed a total of 19 budget bills that were sent to him this week. Democratic lawmakers admitted that the spending plan was $4 billion short of needed revenue to cover spending. After the vetoes, the governor released a statement saying “for too long, the state of Illinois has made spending promises that exceed available revenues and relied on accounting gimmicks.”

Governor Rauner has insisted that he will not sign a budget until Democrats approve his pro-business agenda. Democrats say the budget should be passed first. Illinois’ fiscal year starts July 1.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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By Colin Jeffery

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