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Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More Taxes

CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks. 974 more words

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Rauner Keeps Finger Pointed At Madigan For Budget Impasse

CHICAGO (CBS) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner doubled down Tuesday on his efforts to blame Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan for the state’s budget stalemate, accusing him of stalling any agreement on a spending plan. 558 more words

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Developmentally Disabled Adults In Group Homes, Facilities See Allowance Cut

CHICAGO (AP) — Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insists there’s no way to stop an automatic reduction to the allowance, especially given Illinois’ finances. 482 more words

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Governor OKs Return Of Happy Hour To Illinois

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that allows bars and restaurants to begin offering happy hour drink specials for the first time in more than 25 years. 189 more words

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2 Illinois Courts, 2 Opposite Takes On State Employee Pay

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The battle over the Illinois budget has spilled out of the Statehouse and into the courthouse.

Courts on opposite sides of the state have issued opinions about whether state employees should continue to get paychecks while the impasse over a yearlong spending plan continues between Democrats in the Legislature and Republican Gov. 96 more words

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Attorney General Madigan Asks Judge To OK Payments Without State Budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general has asked a Cook County judge to clarify what bills the state may pay without spending authority during the budget impasse. 117 more words

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Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top Aides

CHICAGO (CBS) — In a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees. 235 more words

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