What some have to say about the state budget battle
DECATUR - While lawmakers voice their opinions in Springfield, people in Decatur are also taking a stand on a never-ending budget battle.
STEVE HAMILTON: "They're more spend-oriented," said Steve Hamilton, speaking about Democratic state lawmakers. "He's more save-oriented. That's my opinion. I think the democrats are hard-headed and they need to compromise with him. We've been going the wrong direction for a long time in this state. We need to turn it around. He's got some great ideas, they should listen to him."
MARSHA LENSKI: "It seems so entangled to me that i can't make much sense of it. We've become a country of I want, and I want it right now."
KEVIN WEST: "There's a lot of things, they're just not willing to give into, and we understand that but unfortunately, something has to go. I think everybody involved is trying to decide what's best for their districts and they're both trying to see both sides of the aisle. I think they're having a real struggle with that, knowing what's coming in is x amount of dollars but they want to spend a greater amount than we actually have."