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The Illinois legislature recently voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner's veto on a budget proposal that had made it's way to his desk. Although the budget received some bipartisan support, it has it's fair share of critics, including State Representative Avery Bourne, who says it won't do much to help with the state's huge backlog of overdue bills.


Bourne says there was progress being made on a budget with reforms the Governor had been seeking, however ultimately legislative leaders abandoned those reforms in favor of this budget.



Bourne thinks what happened with this budget was similar to what happened with the Illinois budget in 2011.



Bourne appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

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