Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
The governor’s office issued a concerning response to a simple request for the numbers backing up his “fair tax” proposal.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has said his first year deficit is $3.2 billion, but he intends to spend hundreds of millions more than planned under previous baseline budgeting.
Despite claims from some state lawmakers that the fiscal year 2019 budget is balanced, official reports to bond buyers admit a deficit of more than $1 billion.
State senators voted to approve the 1,245-page budget just hours after it was made public.
Agreeing on how much money one has to spend is a basic first step of budgeting.