Lawmakers from opposing sides have differing opinions about how to proceed forward with Illinois budget impasse just before the governor is set to give his second budget address.  Democratic Representative Jack Franks tells WMAY Springfield he agrees with a lot of what the governor is pushing for, with the exception of some things Franks says is part of an anti-union agenda.


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Franks says he wants the governor to urge lawmakers to pass a two-year budget. Meanwhile Republican Representative Tim Butler says the governor is willing to work with Democrats on some things.


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The state is now nearly 8 full months into the current fiscal year without appropriations measures for tuition assistance, higher education and some social services. The Governor addresses the legislature Wednesday at noon.  You can tune in to The Big Z for coverage.


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