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State Sen. Bill Haine issues response to Rauner's budget address

Illinois Sen. William R. Haine, D-Alton
Illinois Sen. William R. Haine, D-Alton ASSOCIATED PRESS

State Sen. Bill Haine criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address Wednesday, saying he had failed to introduce a balanced budget that would protect Madison County families.

"Today’s proposal will result in more of the same – layoffs at [SIUE], cuts to services for seniors and those with disabilities and a significant property tax increase," Haine said. “It’s time for the governor to finally drop the campaign rhetoric and get to work on a real budget that works for Illinois families."

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