Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration on Friday set the stage for a low-expectations budget plan later this month, attacking former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for driving Illinois “into a financial ditch” that will take years to pull out of.
“Rebuilding a strong financial foundation for Illinois will take more than one year, or even one gubernatorial term,” said a report from Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes, a former state comptroller. “The current administration is committed to working diligently and across party lines to put our state on a path to fiscal stability.”