Springfield Makes Excuses While Franks Tries to Find Solutions

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Greg Bishop – Illinois Radio Network on February 16, 2016:

Last Thursday on the House floor Franks requested the governor to call a special session. Earlier in the week Governor Bruce Rauner said it wouldn’t work.

Republican Representative Tim Butler told WMAY Springfield he’s worried about the additional cost.

“My problem with special session is it costs us more money to go into special session,” Butler said.

However Franks said what’s happening right now is costing taxpayers big time.

“Now if we want to continue doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result,” Franks said, “we certainly can and that will definitely cost the taxpayers $33 million more a day than we’re bringing in.”

“We’ going to have a $10 billion deficit by July 1st if we continue doing what we’re doing now,” Franks said. “What I know is it doesn’t work.”

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