Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris Urges Governor Rauner and Legislative Leaders to Begin Budget Working Group Talks Immediately

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Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –(ENEWSPF)–December 6, 2016.  State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, released the following statement Tuesday, after delivering letters to Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic and Republican legislative leaders urging a working group of lawmakers to immediately begin negotiations on a state budget:

“With only weeks before the stopgap budget expires, passing a responsible and comprehensive budget for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 and a full-year budget for Fiscal Year 2018 must be a priority. The governor and caucus leaders have been open to forming a bipartisan, bicameral budget working group. House Democrats are ready to do their part to end this gridlock and pass a budget that protects vital programs and services for families throughout Illinois. I am hopeful this group will begin meeting immediately and work throughout the coming weeks to achieve a budget solution.”

Source: Office of IL State Rep. Greg Harris

 

 

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