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Illinois lawmakers return to Capitol for final session day

State Capitol in Springfield (Source: wikimedia.org) State Capitol in Springfield (Source: wikimedia.org)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -

Illinois legislators return to the Capitol Sunday for their final scheduled day of the spring session - but without agreement on a balanced state budget.

House and Senate leaders indicated Saturday they don't plan to work late into the night - typically an annual rite on closing day.

After 12 a.m. Monday, adopting a budget requires a 3/5th vote of both houses.

Majority Democrats in the General Assembly have approved a $36.3 billion spending plan they concede is short of at least $3 billion in revenue.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner wants lawmakers to adopt business-friendly reforms to spur expansion. Democrats have balked.

Rauner says he will not drag legislators back to the capital for a special session but is willing to keep negotiating.

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