CHICAGO - Indiana lawmakers reached agreement on a new balanced budget, averting a government shutdown, while Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to keep lawmakers through the summer to reach a balanced budget and Ohio lawmakers bought themselves an additional seven days by passing a temporary spending plan.

The Democratic-controlled Indiana House yesterday approved a compromise $27.8 billion spending plan, with the Republican-controlled Senate expected to approve it later in the day. The state had been taking measures yesterday for a possible shutdown - the first in more than a century - if the vote failed.

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