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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Rauner begins anti-Democrat blitz, budget standoff begins

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Rauner begins anti-Democrat blitz, budget standoff begins

( KTRS ) – Illinois awaits a barrage of anti-Democrat political ads as Gov. Bruce Rauner insists his changes to Illinois’ business and political climate are intertwined with finding a fair state budget solution. Legislative Democrats want a tax increase to close a $3 billion gap in their proposed budget. Lawmakers left town Sunday without […]

Rauner begins anti-Democrat blitz, budget standoff begins

( KTRS ) – Illinois awaits a barrage of anti-Democrat political ads as Gov. Bruce Rauner insists his changes to Illinois’ business and political climate are intertwined with finding a fair state budget solution.

Legislative Democrats want a tax increase to close a $3 billion gap in their proposed budget. Lawmakers left town Sunday without agreement.

A spokesman for Chicago Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan says voters will balance ad messages with what their legislators tell them.

Without a budget deal by mid-July, paychecks will be affected; by early August, school funding would be disrupted.

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