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On May 18, the Responsible Budget Coalition held a series of eight press conferences across the state to remind lawmakers that citizens aren't satisfied with the stop-gap budget proposals that are being discussed in Springfield. Labor union officials, community organizations, service providers, and teachers called on legislators to end the political games in the capitol and pass a responsible budget. This footage is from the press conference held in Chicago.
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Our long-term fiscal health is unsustainable. Illinois cannot pay its bills.