Updates on Illinois budget negotiations

29/06/16 Reverse order Timestamp format


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  3. Cullerton/Madigan break. "We're continuing to negotiate with the governor" on stopgap, human services, higher ed & P-12, Cullerton says.
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  4. Madigan says nothing about the meeting w/Rauner. Cullerton says they'll reconvene with a possible counteroffer and resume talks later today.
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  5. Newspapers across Illinois today are calling on their front pages for lawmakers to pass a budget. #ILEnough pic.twitter.com/uJH2Wj2ukl
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  6. No sense of when the Dems might return. The two GOP leaders have not emerged from Gov. Rauner's office.
  7. There's a whole lot riding on what happens at the state capitol today, and maybe tomorrow. With no budget, the wheels come off IL's wagon
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  8. Madigan and Cullerton are back in the governor's office.
  9. State owes $82,000 in utility bills for Corrections facility in Peoria  http://ow.ly/pC47501TuE9 
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  10. Just a reminder of some of what's at stake:

    Dire scenarios for Illinois in second year without budget

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160628/NEWS02/160629830/what-happens-for-illinois-in-second-year-without-budget

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  13. Dem leaders took 30 minute or so break to come up with a counter offer. Indicates the two sides are negotiating instead of arguing.
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  14. GOP have introduced a budget to fund K-12 education. Their plan ensures no school loses funding next year. pic.twitter.com/aYZaAxY1aS
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  15. GOP have introduced a budget to fund K-12 education. Their plan ensures no school loses funding next year. pic.twitter.com/aYZaAxY1aS
  16. GOP leaders have introduced a clean education bill. SB 3439/HB 6590 pic.twitter.com/n0uGjRMMit
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  17. Contrary to what others have tweeted, when it comes to SB 2054, there's nothing bipartisan about a Chicago bailout.
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  18. Some viewing while we await updates on the budget talks ...

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  20. MRE says it's time to stop "pitting children & taxpayers from one part of the state against another. Everybody works hard for the money."
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  22. There's movement - literal, as in GOMB director Nuding, etc walking inside gov office. Also: I dig Seth's shoes pic.twitter.com/y0XqJoSkHY
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  23. While the leaders and governor continue to meet; the Senate has come to order.
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  24. 12:18pm: Three plus hours of meeting with leaders and Governor so far. We've seen budget officers in and out. #twill pic.twitter.com/vrE7Omf6HF
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  25. Illinois budget (shell?) bill chased away from outside governor's office where leaders are meeting. Hmm... pic.twitter.com/c5R8axDtD4
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  26. Some top staffers recently left Gov's office. Leaders apparently taking a break, back later
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  27. Sign the leaders' meeting will be even longer: bags of lunch just made their way into governor's office.
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  30. Just asked someone in the know if we should expect a late night. Answer: "You probably shouldn't make plans for dinner out and a movie."
  31. @natashakorecki just remembering the @davemckinney Skype calls from the dungeon. Swanky!
  32. House about to adjourn to committees then reconvene at 830am Thursday to, as Rep. Lang said, "attempt to complete our work."
  33. House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie: There was growing pressure from all corners to do something on budget. Stopgap is that something
  34. House Republicans and Democrats will caucus for one hour...the House will stand in recess.
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