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After weeks of angst, political bickering, and general upheaval, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich recently signed a budget bill for Fiscal Year 2008. Controversy had not died by the time of the signing, and the Governor line-item vetoed nearly $500 million in so-called "pork" projects. But the Center on Tax and Budget Accountability examined the projects in question and found the state's budget was not really laden with pork. Its report concluded that "it does not appear necessary to change the state's name to 'Illinoink'."

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