Rauner Calls For Budget Meeting

(AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has planned another round of talks on state budget with legislative leaders in Chicago.

Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says the meeting is Tuesday afternoon at The James R. Thompson Center.

The Republican met last week with leaders for first time in months, including Democrats, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The leaders have not been able to agree on a spending plan for the fiscal year that began on July 1.

Part of last week’s meeting in Springfield was televised, with each leader giving an opening statement. Attendees say little was accomplished besides agreeing to meet again.

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