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Rauner Needles Madigan Over Meeting

Madigan spokesman Steve Brown says that's inaccurate and that Rauner gave no proof to back that claim. Brown says the governor's office had been warned days before that Madigan had a conflict, and could have rescheduled.

Rauner says the recent meeting was productive, but talks did not include the budget. School funding, pension debt, and Rauner's so-called "Turnaround Agenda" were the topics.

The Governor and lawmakers went seven months without getting together, but have met three times in as many weeks.

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