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A New Year And No Budget

Barickman on the Senate floor

Democratic Lawmakers and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner have each been unwilling to give enough to reach a budget deal over the last six months. When and how the deadlock can be broken depends on pressure.

In this interview with Charlie Schlenker GOP State Senator Jason Barickman who represents part of Bloomington-Normal says both sides are losing, as is the state.

Listen to Sound Ideas Thursday for another interview about the lack of a state budget with State Representative Dan Brady.        

WGLT Senior Reporter Charlie Schlenker has spent more than three award-winning decades in radio. He lives in Normal with his family.