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Panel votes to keep Hardin Co. work camp, museums open

HARDIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Committee on Government Forecasting and Accountability held a hearing on Wednesday morning, Aug. 5 to discuss the economic impact of closing several state facilities.

The panel voted in favor of keeping Hardin County work camp and the Southern Illinois Art and Artisans Center open.

Governor Bruce Rauner proposed closing the work camp and museum during the state's budget impasse. However, any facility closing that impacts a large number of state workers must be reviewed by COGFA.

The panel is made up of an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.

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