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State Budget Update

Legislators left Springfield on May 7 without agreeing on a budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. They plan to return later this month to finish their work. Before temporarily adjourning, the Senate passed House Bill 859, budget legislation described by its proponents as funding programs at about the same levels as FY 2010. However, the full amount of money needed to execute that proposal is not available. The Senate essentially passed a budget that authorizes appropriations without providing the required revenue. Download and read report

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