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Illinois finally has a full state budget in place for the first time in three years. The budget has met it's fair share of critics, however was largely passed with bipartisan support. One legislator who supported the budget is State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), who says this budget keeps the state from continuing to hemorrhage money.

 

Manar says this budget deal got it's start earlier this year, where Republican legislative leaders called for a bipartisan solution to the state's budget impasse.

 

 

One of the best features of this new state budget according to Manar is how it puts a cap to the amount of money the state can spend, effectively ending the state's overspending.

 

 

Manar also discussed school funding reform, where he says legislative leaders are working with the Governor's office to further discuss Senate Bill 1, which overhauls the state's school funding formula. Manar appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.

 
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