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Illinois lawmakers continue budget talks

Legislators missed their self-imposed deadline to end the spring legislative session on May 19. Now, they’re back to hash out the state budget. Lawmakers have until June 30 to pass a spending plan, but many hope to settle the issue within the week. At issue is a program that provides healthcare access to undocumented immigrants, which WBEZ Statehouse reporter Alex Degman says “is just costing way more money than anybody thought it would.” In this episode, Alex helps us break down the current legislative session.

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Legislators missed their self-imposed deadline to end the spring legislative session on May 19. Now, they’re back to hash out the state budget. Lawmakers have until June 30 to pass a spending plan, but many hope to settle the issue within the week. At issue is a program that provides healthcare access to undocumented immigrants, which WBEZ Statehouse reporter Alex Degman says “is just costing way more money than anybody thought it would.” In this episode, Alex helps us break down the current legislative session.

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