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State Week: Budget Optimism, Retaliation Charged In House

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Brian Mackey
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Illinois lawmakers say they've made real progress toward passage of a budget. But even if they can get it passed by the scheduled end of session next Thursday (May 31), the big question remains: Will Gov. Bruce Rauner sign or veto it?

Meanwhile, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, says she quit a side job with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart because she felt pressure from allies of House Speaker Michael Madigan. She'd been critical of his handling of harassment and bullying allegations against campaign aides earlier this year.

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