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GOP Skeptical Of House Dems' Proposed Budget

Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says Republicans are reviewing a budget proposed by House Democrats but are skeptical.

Durkin told reporters Tuesday evening that the House Democrats' proposal is missing pieces, including the revenue part of it. He says he doesn't trust that it's a balanced budget.

Democrats have made the same claim about Republicans' proposed spending plan. 

Durkin also accuses House Speaker Michael Madigan of added new demands in the final days of the legislative session as lawmakers are trying to hammer out a budget deal before July 1 when the new fiscal year begins. Democrats have also accused Republicans of the same thing.

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