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While all the political attention has been focused on Washington this week, the Illinois General assembly wrapped up a two day lame duck session, and the new legislative session begins today.

In the lame duck session, the two senate leaders floated a proposed budget bill. Kevin Semlow, Illinois Farm Bureau’s director of state legislation says the bill was kind of a trial balloon for an actual budget bill.

Meanwhile any budget bill needs to be signed by the Governor, and Semlow says that will only happen if the bill includes key provisions of Gov. Rauner’s ’Turn Around Agenda’.