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It’s a massive lift but the Illinois Senate tried to fix a number of problems around the state all at once. But the process can be slow in Springfield and for now the bills behind fixing Illinois budget stalemate will wait. There wasn’t enough time for the Senate to craft, pass and move bills to the House for their consideration by the time the lame duck session ended this week. But Senate President John Cullerton says it can be done.

The proposed bills the Senate worked on included a spending plan, term limits for legislative leaders, tax increases and one more shot at pension reform.

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