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Lawmakers Weigh In As State Budget Deal Edges Closer

After a bruising two-year battle pitting Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan against Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois may finally be on the brink of passing a budget.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of a tax hike and spending plan put forward by Democrats. If Madigan can now martial the 71 votes he needs to override a veto in the House, then a budget could finally pass.

That vote is expected to come Thursday.

Joining host Carol Marin to discuss where things stand are Democratic state Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, and state Reps. David Harris, R-Mount Prospect, Margo McDermed, R-Mokena, and Steven Reick, R-Woodstock.

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