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SENATE DEMS READY TO MOVE ON BUDGET, AGAIN

#Illinois Senate Democrats today plan to push ahead with a new budget plan that includes an income tax hike and an increase in the state sales tax, saying they are no longer willing to wait for a broader deal with Republicans. The new deal, tweaked by Democrats over the weekend, calls for spending $37.3 billion… read more

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FARMWEEK PREVIEW

 Check out Monday’s FarmWeek for stories on a farm safety effort by Carle Clinic, the latest on the Illinois state budget, and a preview on next Tuesday’s USDA reports.    

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U of I EXTENSION SHORTFALL

The state appropriated $13 million University of Illinois Extension for the fiscal year that ends June 30 but has made only one payment of $3 million this year, leaving $10 million of funding missing, according to a Gate House Media article.

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STATE FINANCES

Illinois budget director Tim Nuding held a conference call this week with state agency finance directors. Nuding made clear that the Administration is preparing to responsibly manage the inherited budget hole without inter-fund borrowing and the governor does not want to push more unpaid bills into next year.

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