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Budget Roadshow: Senate Panel Talks Cuts in Southern Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't the only state official hitting the road during the Legislature's spring recess.

With the Republican chief executive making a 17-stop swing through western and central Illinois this week in support of a series of business reforms, members of a Senate budget panel are heading to Carbondale on Wednesday to discuss the governor's controversial spending proposal.

The Democrat who heads the committee said the southern Illinois stop is just one in a series of local hearings designed to take testimony from organizations and individuals who will be affected by Rauner's plan to slash spending in order to address a $6 billion drop in revenue.

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