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Legislative Scramble

Wed, 28 May 2014 07:48:30 CDT
By: AP

The Illinois Legislature resumes work today with four days left in its scheduled legislative session. The Legislative Audit Commission is planning to review the Illinois Auditor General's scathing audit of Governor Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence initiative. Lawmakers are also expected consider a supplemental spending plan for the current fiscal year and whether to expand Medicaid spending to restore dental care and podiatry services. Lawmakers' action comes on the heels of House approval a $35.7 billion spending plan yesterday. Leading Democrats, including Governor Pat Quinn, have pushed for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent. But House Speaker Michael Madigan said he didn't have enough "yes" votes in his chamber, where all members face re-election in November. The budget plan now heads to the Senate.

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