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Illinois Democrats pitch temporary spending plan

Illinois Democrats pitch temporary spending plan

Democratic lawmakers prepared to advance a one-month state spending plan Wednesday, the start of Illinois' budget year, but questions remained whether it would pass or how it would ease a long-running fight with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. Rauner and Democrats spent the last day of the state's 2015 budget year on Tuesday feuding on a variety of issues, with rhetoric largely winning out over any substantive efforts to prevent the gears of state government from grinding to a halt in a matter of weeks. "We've got a mess," Rauner told workers at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as he sought to allay concerns they would go unpaid. "It's going to take...

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