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Area Senators Say No To Borrowing

Posted by wlpo on May 30, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois senators are saying “no” to more borrowing, even if it would let the state pay its overdue
bills.

Senators considered one part of a plan to borrow nearly $6.2 billion Sunday night. It failed 19-23 and the sponsor didn’t bother calling the other pieces of legislation. Republican senators Sue Rezin and Darrin LaHood voted against borrowing.

Democratic Sen. John Sullivan said it was important for Illinois to pay the hospitals, businesses and community groups that work for the state and don’t get their money. But Republicans said it’s a mistake to pay the bills by borrowing more money. They call for spending cuts.

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