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Fire up the fireworks: Illinois lawmakers pass budget, sort of

Jun 30, 2016

MATT DIETRICH: Madeleine, I hope you don’t mind that I’m typing with one hand while holding a lit sparkler in the other. I’m getting an early start on my July 4 celebration in honor of the amazing action today in Springfield.


MADELEINE DOUBEK: Matt, a whole sparkler? What you call amazing in your hometown, the approval of some 12-month funding for all levels of schooling in Illinois and a six-month stopgap budget for most else, is good, but not quite amazing. It’s half a sparkler that fizzles out in a matter of seconds….

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