Political Games Continue at Capitol

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 Springfield - A new day with the same old story at the Capitol.

Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans calling for reform and changes, they say, are needed to increase Illinois' business climate.

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and his Democrats are calling for increased spending that would rely on tax increases.

What started out as a battle on the political level during the spring legislative session has some feeling it is now a personal matter during the special one day sessions this summer.

"I don't know how much conversation is actually going on, but that's between the big shots.  As you know, we're not taking on meaningful, legitimate business.  We are going through some show trials, some 'gotcha' politics.  We don't want to have to wait until July or worse, August or September, before things really get bad before cooler heads prevail and discussions ensue," said Downers Grove state representative Ron Sandack.

Without a budget in place the governor has already made plans for massive cuts in services and programs unless a budget is put in place by June 30th.

Until both sides can play nicely, it'll be taxpayers who will really feel the hits starting July 1st.

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