Chicago Tribune - Feb. 17, 2016 | Original article

By Dan Moran

Gov. Bruce Rauner's mix of calls for budget cuts, tax hikes and increased funding for education drew a mix of reactions from Lake County legislators who took in his second budget message Wednesday in Springfield.

State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, said she came away from the address thinking that "a long-term, partisan agenda does nothing for the charities that are closing or the college students that are dropping out because of a lack of grants.

"These people need a real, balanced budget proposal, right now," Bush said in statement. "Whether it happens via the line item veto authority the governor already has, or via good faith negotiation between the governor and legislative leaders, it needs to happen immediately."

But Bush did commend the governor for his remarks on education.

Read the full article at the Lake County News-Sun.

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