Five Weeks Left to Check and Balance State Finances

Illinois lawmakers have five weeks to check and balance state finances. State representatives return to Springfield on Tuesday for the final five weeks of the legislative session.

Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expecting a "titanic struggle" over his plans to eliminate a nearly two billion-dollar deficit. Gov. Blagojevich is proposing hundreds of millions of dollars in state fee increases to close the budget gap, but he's not getting a warm reception like last year.


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