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Dear Friends,

Several weeks into the new fiscal year, Illinois is still operating without a state budget. This week, instead of focusing on real reforms and a budget for the full fiscal year, the majority party in Springfield chose to send a flawed one-month budget to the Governor and to override the Governor’s vetoes on several pieces of the out-of-balance budget that they passed in May.

We can’t fix this problem by relying on the same kind of failed budgeting practices that got us in this mess. It’s time to sit down, in a bipartisan way, and come up with a real compromise to put Illinois back on track.

I promise you that I will continue to work toward passing a balanced, constitutional budget and the real reforms the people of Illinois want.

As always, I want to hear from you! Please contact me or my office with questions or concerns you may have, and make sure your voice is heard!

Karen McConnaughay

State Senator for the 33rd District

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