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Lawmakers and the governor-who are at odds over a proposed package of austerity measures "reforms" Rauner has demanded the legislature pass-have spent most of the entire time blaming each other for the crisis. "These are kids that have the greatest need within our state, that have severe emotional, behavioral problems due to the trauma they've experience", Bertrand said.

"Today we've seen a complete dereliction of duty by the (Democratic) majority in the General Assembly, once again, a tragic failure to serve the people of IL, a tragic failure to pass a balanced budget along with critical structural changes to protect taxpayers and grow more jobs", Rauner told reporters in the state capitol. BUDGET PROTESTERS On Tuesday, protesters expressed frustration about the lack of a budget. "I'm OK with voting for this bill".

"He would negotiate, then back away, negotiate, backin' away", said Madigan. "When we drafted the first bill, we did it with both Democrats and Republicans..."

All eyes are on Springfield today as the spring session ends, and there's still no budget in place. Though he is not from Illinois, Brown said he wanted residents to have adequate mental health resources.

If there's no deal by midnight, lawmakers will face a much higher bar to pass any budget legislation. It prevents federal authorities from stopping, questioning or detaining immigrants unless they have a valid federal warrant.

The governor also decided on what to do about the state's minimum wage.

The increase would be phased in, starting with nine dollars an hour in january and hitting 15 bucks an hour in 2022.

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Gervais said that's especially noteworthy given the current highly-partisan period in IL politics.

Gov. Rauner hasn't said what he'll do. "Instead of holding Southern Illinois families hostage, the governor needs to come back to the table and work with us to find common ground". Opponents say it's tough on businesses, especially small ones. School superintendents told lawmakers they can no longer function without state money. Despite his do-good stuff he got caught in a sneaky property-tax scheme to save himself millions-and many question whether a billionaire, who once ran a lousy campaign for congress, is right for the Democratic party.

Two separate pieces of legislation to implement a two-year property-tax freeze on Illinois local governments cleared the Illinois Senate on Tuesday.

However, that's not the whole story, according to Superintendent Kelly.

Now when I ask about the state budget mess, they are all quick to blame "that guy Madigan". One would freeze property tax levies for school districts. The state owes school districts $1.1 billion. They said she declined to make a statement.

Kelly said it's to the point now where it is definitely impacting kids. "Even more troubling, session time has been squandered by both legislative bodies that could have been used to prepare for this contingency of negotiations failing".

It will be impossible, however, to turn the state Senate Republican.

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