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Madigan Writes to Civic Committee About Budget Impasse, Rauner

In a new letter to the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club Madigan writes, "unfortunately the Governor has chosen not to meet with these members."

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    In a new letter to the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club Madigan writes, "unfortunately the Governor has chosen not to meet with these members."

    "I appreciate your recent report and its detailed recommendations on the state budget," Madigan wrote. "I agree that our state is a vibrant place with much to offer as a center for innovation and growth, but the budget crisis is holding us back. I have stated repeatedly that the budget is the most important issue facing our state, and I wanted to make sure you and your colleagues are aware of what steps House Democrats have already taken to put Illinois on more sound financial footing."

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