Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner challenged Democratic state lawmakers last week to either agree on parts of his so-called turnaround agenda or give him the ability to slash spending deeply in his budget address. But it appears to not have moved anyone off their hard line positions. Illinois is now approaching eight months without a budget. State colleges say they can't budget plan, and some students say they can't afford to continue classes. Lawmakers passed funding grants for low-income students, but Rauner vetoed the bill.
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