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Senator Melinda BushSPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, issued the following statement after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address in Springfield Wednesday.

"Governor Rauner has said that this 'isn't really about the budget, and I disagree," Bush said.  "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. 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."

Bush also commended the Governor on his pledge to more fully fund education.

"I am ready to work with the Governor on fully funding education in Illinois," Bush said. "The Governor has a true opportunity to begin working with us this year, but I'd like to see a plan that doesn't just put more money into an inequitable system – Illinois children deserve a quality education regardless of their ZIP code."


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