Hammond Discusses Budget

State Rep. Norine Hammond, who currently represents the 93rd District in Illinois which includes Cass County, kicked off her 2018 bid for re-election by visiting with her constituents here in Beardstown last Thursday in front of the Lincoln Courtroom.
 Rep. Hammond spoke to the group on hand to greet her as she talked about fi-nally getting a budget passed by the state legislature and how it will affect not only the individual, but also businesses and especially schools. The new budget will give the legislature some 15 billion dol-lars along with a federal grant to begin  paying back some of the long-term debts that have not been paid for several years.

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