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“Allowing voters to consolidate local governments and freeing the University of Illinois from bloated bureaucracy will help revitalize our state and put us on the right path forward.” - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign)

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Senate passed parts of its negotiated grand bargain plan today. The measures that were put up to a vote included local government consolidation and procurement reform. State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) voted for the measures.

“These reforms will streamline government and save money,” Bennett said. “Allowing voters to consolidate local governments and freeing the University of Illinois from bloated bureaucracy will help revitalize our state and put us on the right path forward.”

The negotiations of the bipartisan grand bargain package have been ongoing for months between Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno. The remaining pieces of legislation are still under negotiation.

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