SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is shelving a plan to offer $100 million to lure Barack Obama's presidential library and museum to his home state.

That's because lawmakers are wrapping up their spring session without approving it.

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the idea depended on lawmakers approving a massive new state construction program. But neither got traction amid other budget problems.

State Rep. Monique Davis was a co-sponsor of the measure with fellow Chicago Democrat Madigan. Davis had hoped for a vote anyway to show support for bringing Obama's presidential legacy to Illinois. The commission considering a site is accepting proposals until June 16.

Republicans opposed the idea. They welcome the library but say no modern president's library has been built with public funds.

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