Although Democrat leaders have said lawmakers are likely to resume work on the state budget before the end of June, it remains uncertain when lawmakers will return to Springfield.

The Governor continues to push for additional borrowing to fund higher state spending, and neither he nor his party’s legislative leaders have shown any serious interest in Republican alternatives that could save the state money and eliminate the need for additional borrowing.

Republicans have been wrongly accused of not helping to identify solutions to the state’s budget problems, because the fact is Republicans have never refused any negotiation. When invited to the table, they’ve bargained in good faith even as others walked away.

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