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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders are scheduled to meet Tuesday in a highly publicized and partially public budget summit.

The Republican executive and Democrats who control the General Assembly have been unable to agree on a state spending plan for the year that began July 1.

They’ve not all met in the same room since May.

Rauner will host House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton _ both Chicago Democrats _ and Republican leaders Jim Durkin and Christine Radogno (ruh-DOHN’-yoh) in his Capitol office for the mid-afternoon conference.

The public may wath the first hour or so _ when lawmakers and Rauner make opening statements. Then officials will close the door to negotiate.

Expectations are low for the meeting first suggested by good government groups.