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The Latest: No progress from meetings on Illinois budget

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The Latest: No progress from meetings on Illinois budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois legislative leaders have made little headway in the latest weekend meeting at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s offices on a budget deal as Democrats broached the issue of how President-elect Donald Trump’s policy’s might alter some Illinois’ financial calculations. House Democrat Greg Harris joined Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan at a […]

The Latest: No progress from meetings on Illinois budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois legislative leaders have made little headway in the latest weekend meeting at Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s offices on a budget deal as Democrats broached the issue of how President-elect Donald Trump’s policy’s might alter some Illinois’ financial calculations.

House Democrat Greg Harris joined Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan at a Sunday meeting in Chicago. Harris told reporters afterward that planned Trump changes to subsidized health care could impact aspects of Illinois’ budget and needed to be factored in.
But Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno (ruh-DOHN’-yoh) argued those and other issues amount to a tactic of – in her words – of “stall, stall, stall.”

Madigan complained to reporters the budget was discussed for just 14 minutes of a nearly 90 minute meeting Sunday. But Radogno said Democrats were “unprepared.”

The sides also reported no notable progress Saturday.

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