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So far, not so good

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Illinois House Democrats passed an 11th hour budget plan last night that doesn't include extra funding for the CTA.

As you've heard about a million times by now, the CTA is threatening to make drastic service cuts this fall to balance its budget, in the absence of new state funding.

The fat lady hasn't sung yet--since the plan still has to pass the State Senate--but so far, it's not looking good.

If the Democrats can't agree on a plan by midnight tonight, the Republican minority will have a chance to weigh in, and there's no guarantee they'll be any more disposed to spending more on mass transit.

Stay tuned.

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