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Legislative Leaders Meet With Rauner, Report No Progress

The General Assembly is in session Tuesday



    Legislators No Closer to Making Budget Deal as Deadline Looms

    June 30 is the deadline for state legislators to pass a budget, but it isn't clear if Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan will be able to avoid a potential state government shutdown if a deal is not made. NBC 5's Charlie Wojciehowski reports. (Published Monday, June 29, 2015)

    The four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday, less than 48 hours before a deadline to have a state budget deal in place.

    Democratic legislative leaders reported no progress.

    The Republican governor and lawmakers have been at a stalemate for weeks over a spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, which starts Wednesday. Rauner wants spending cuts and business reforms; Democrats say they need to fund vital services with a tax increase, along with cuts.

    Chicago Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton attended. Their spokesmen said no progress was made toward a resolution.

    The General Assembly is in session Tuesday. Rauner is attempting to find agreement for a plan to keep paying state workers if the standoff continues.

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