Illinois Legislative Leaders Meet; No Word On Budget Deal

Illinois legislative leaders meet; no word on budget deal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ legislative leaders met twice Thursday but surrendered few details about how close they are to a budget pact with one day remaining before the start of a third consecutive fiscal year without a spending plan
The relatively calm day in an otherwise cacophonous Capitol was interrupted by the announcement that the Senate’s minority leader, Lemont Republican Christine Radogno, would vacate her Senate seat Saturday, although she pledged to keep working until the moment of her departure.
The first woman to lead a caucus in the Illinois General Assembly stepped forward last winter to broker a budget …

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