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April 27, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio News
St. Louis Public Radio News
Group of Illinois Democrats pushes spending cuts
(2010-05-25)
(St. Louis Public Radio) - A group of Democratic lawmakers in Illinois is pushing for about $1.3 billion in cuts as officials try again to deal with a deficit ten times that.

The legislators say they're unhappy with the ideas on the table and are seeking more spending cuts.

Their plan includes chopping $300 million from Illinois schools and the same amount from government operations. They also want to trim state contracts by a half billion.

Despite a $13 billion deficit, there's significant opposition to the main methods of reducing it: cutting costs, raising taxes and borrowing money.
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