Illinois Newspapers Call For An End To The State's Budget Stalemate03:43
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A portrait of Abraham Lincoln overlooks lawmakers as they debate legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. (Seth Perlman/AP)
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln overlooks lawmakers as they debate legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. (Seth Perlman/AP)
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Today, about a dozen Illinois newspapers published front-page editorials calling for legislators to resolve the year-long budget stalemate. Tomorrow, the state will have been without a budget for a whole year, causing funding crises for small businesses, state colleges and universities and state agencies.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Angie Muhs, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, about the newspapers’ coordinated editorials.

Read the State Journal-Register's editorial

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Angie Muhs, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. She tweets @amuhs.

This segment aired on June 29, 2016.

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