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Published on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Springfield session begins with full plate of money woes

Illinois has no spare money, and the future looks as dark as ever.

"I expect this year to be even tougher than last year." said state Rep. Fred Crespo, a Hoffman Estates Democrat and chairman of a House budget committee.

The long march toward lawmakers' May 31 budget deadline will have an extra hurdle, Crespo said, as they might try to find money to shore up programs in the current year's budget.

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Riverside Republican, says without a $1 billion infusion, some agencies will run out of money before the June 30 end of the fiscal year. But the state isn't likely to find that much money lying around. So lawmakers might have to fight over redistributing the smaller amount they do have.

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