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After Almost A Year With No Budget, Illinois Settles On Compromise05:24
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget after a year-and-a-half stalemate by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and a voting public one legislator described as near revolt. (Seth Perlman/AP)
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget after a year-and-a-half stalemate by a powerful force: a high-stakes November election and a voting public one legislator described as near revolt. (Seth Perlman/AP)
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Hours shy of a full year without a state budget, Illinois leaders hammered out a temporary fix to keep the government running for six months and schools funded for a year.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the deal Thursday evening but stressed that this was not a permanent compromise with his Democratic opposition in the General Assembly.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tony Arnold of WBEZ about what changed and what is included in the new budget.

Guest

Tony Arnold, state politics reporter for WBEZ in Chicago. He tweets @tonyjarnold.

This segment aired on July 1, 2016.

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