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Gov. Rauner proposes more budget cuts

Governor Bruce Rauner has issued his first salvo in the prickly budget negotiations with the Democratic legislature in Springfield. The governor says he wants $400 million in spending cuts, and more are on the way. His proposals include a variety of social services cuts, reducing tax credits for heating for low-income Illinois residents, as well as closing five state-run museums. The governor also wants to suspend EDGE tax credits, which allow companies to reduce the cost of doing business in the state. Joining us to discuss what that could mean for Illinois is Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.

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