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House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang is offering the Democratic side of the story after the State of the State. He says a job creation plan with reduced wages and workplace protections is not the answer to what ails Illinois...

Lang and House Speaker Mike Madigan believe reforms are possible without measures they say would hurt the middle class. Lang also says a growing concern is the state of Illinois colleges and universities and the long term impact of continued cuts....

Lang says the budget stalemate continues to cost taxpayers with the state forced to pay twelve percent interest on its debts.