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Durkin appoints people to work with Democrats on non-budget issues

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said Thursday that he is appointing GOP members to work with Democrats on non-budget legislation being sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
The move comes four days after House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, appointed four of his top lieutenants to negotiate with the Republican governor over issues like workers’ compensation changes and a property tax freeze that Rauner insists must be part of a budget solution.
At the time, Durkin, of Western Springs, said Madigan’s move should be viewed with caution because the Democrats “have a history of creating these working groups in an attempt to waste time and obfuscate their record of more than 20 years of reckless spending and failed policies.”
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