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Governor Rauner applauds Senators and says they're working towards a balanced budget

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Governor Bruce Rauner was in Normal Wednesday with Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti.

It was all about the budget stalemate again Wednesday and we heard a lot of the same from the Governor, that anyone who says he never proposed a balanced budget isn't accurate.

 Rauner says his budget proposal was never discussed or debated and the one the legislature proposed was $4.5 billion dollars out of budget.

The Governor reiterated everyone should come together to end the budget impasse, but he feels senators are moving in the right direction.

"That's why I applaud the Senators. The Senators are trying to get a balanced budget with some reductions in spending, some possible new revenues and significant structure reforms. They're talking about the issues that matter, term limits, property tax relief, regulatory relief on businesses so we can grow more jobs. They're taking on the issues," said Governor Bruce Rauner.

The Governor's budget address is next Wednesday.

He says he'll talk about some of the changes he thinks needs to be made.

Besides adding more jobs to the Land of Lincoln Rauner says finding ways to curb government spending will make way for the state having balanced budgets long term.

The question still remains though when that day will come.

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