Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the four legislative leaders have met a couple of times recently, but is the state any closer to a budget agreement? That may depend on who you ask. A couple of local lawmakers have differing views on the progress in Springfield.
State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) tells The Big Z the release of some funds this week did not come without a price.
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State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) tells The Big Z the agreement showed progress is possible.
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The General Assembly is due back in Springfield January 13, 2016.