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Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Many lawmakers will return to Springfield, Illinois Tuesday as the state nears a month without a budget in place.

The majority of people in the state aren’t feeling the fallout from the budget impasse but, while lawmakers and state workers are still getting paid, some social service agencies are closing.

The budget deficit, which is the largest of any state in the country, is mainly affecting low-income working parents, seniors, immigrants and the disabled.

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed majority of the budget that was sent to him but he did sign legislation to fund schools, meaning classrooms will be open and teachers will be paid in August. 

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