04/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Illinois State Senate Meets In Secret

The Illinois Senate plans to meet behind closed doors this morning to hear a presentation by experts about state budgets and the national economy, a move that open government advocates called baffling.

The Constitution says, "Sessions of each house of the General Assembly and meetings of committees, joint committees and legislative commissions shall be open to the public."

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