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Cullerton discusses budget on Chicago Tonight


Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton sat down with Chicago Tonight’s Carol Marin to explains his optimism that there will be a budget deal and his hope that the ugly politics of campaign season can be set aside now that the elections are over and people need to govern.

"We passed a budget to him, our attitude is if he wants to sign it or asks us to raise some taxes, we’ll have that conversation," President Cullerton said. "The problem is, he’s been asking us to do things that are not related to the budget. I think that he’s still in campaign mode and we’d like him to get over the campaign mode and start governing."

"These are times to work, to compromise, to get agreements."

See the full interview on WTTW's website.