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Illinois governor's office: Senate plan won't erase deficit

An Illinois Senate plan to end the state's two-year budget stalemate would still leave a $4.3 billion deficit, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office said Wednesday in a review obtained by The Associated Press.

The analysis found that the package of legislation, which includes an income tax increase, would bolster revenue in the current fiscal year by $1.7 billion. But The Governor's Office of Management and Budget found $4.4 billion in spending, leaving a June 30 end-of-year deficit of $4.3 billion.

In November, the office pegged the hole at $5.3 billion if nothing is done.

Officials from both parties say the review underscores the lack of a quick-fix in the budget...