As Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists, Patience Wears Thin In SpringfieldSenate reply to budget plan lukewarm, with no bipartisan support.
Illinois Senate Discusses Budget Privately, Takes No VoteDemocratic and Republican leaders have been discussing for weeks ways to break a nearly two-year budget stalemate.
Rauner 'Very Optimistic' About BudgetSays legislature is focusing on the "right things."
Illinois Senate Returns, Promises to Push Budget DealLawmakers' feud with Gov. Rauner has kept the state from approving a budget for nearly two years.
Greitens Slams Health Care Expenses in New $27.6 Billion BudgetMissouri Gov. Eric Greitens says tax credits and high costs for health care have caused state budget problems.
Missouri Governor to Propose Budget Amid Financial StrainGov. Greiten's announcement will be made during a visit to a Nixa public school, a break from past governors' traditional announcements during Capitol speeches.
Illinois Budget Action on Hold for Atleast Two WeeksSenate President John Cullerton originally planned to call it for a vote this week, but it's not quite ready.
UPDATE: Revised St. Louis Soccer Stadium Funding Bill Passes CommitteeLast week, there was no vote by alderman to advance the stadium funding bill, the Aldermanic Ways and Means Committee meet again Thursday to consider it.
Rauner Says 'Don't Give Up' on Day Senate Tests Budget Plan``It's heartening to see the Senate coming together on a bipartisan basis to acknowledge these changes are needed,'' Rauner said, then, going off script, ``Please don't give up. Please keep working. The people of Illinois need you to succeed.''
Critics of Ill. Senate Budget Plan Multiply, Skepticism Grows"The goal is to pass the bill," Democratic Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said. "This is a tough sell."
Illinois Senate Leaders Promise Budget-Deal Vote WednesdayThe day chosen for a floor vote will be a busy one it's the day Rauner will give his annual State of the State address.
Missouri Budget Project: Budget Problems Due to 'Ongoing Revenue Problem'Says tax cuts, not expanding Medicare hurting state's revenue.

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