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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs stopgap budget deal

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In this Monday, June 27, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the state budget and education funding, in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (AP photo) In this Monday, June 27, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the state budget and education funding, in his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (AP photo)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that ensures public schools stay open for a year and provides colleges and social services programs money for six months.
    
The Republican governor signed the partial budget Thursday evening after he and Democratic leaders crafted a deal after days of negotiations. The agreement brings short-term certainty to the state as a new fiscal year begins Friday, but it doesn't solve the ideological chasm that has led to Rauner and Democrats failing to pass a full budget.
    
The plan gives schools just over $11 billion in state and federal dollars and higher education institutions $1 billion. Social services programs will get about $700 million and various state agencies are also getting funding to cover operational expenses until January.

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