Monday, June 27, 2016

Second Year Without Budget is Coming

There is less than one week left before the Illinois' fiscal year ends.

With no signs of a budget deal, state legislators are on the verge of having a double default. July 1 will be the two-year mark since Illinois last adopted a budget. The courts have ordered many agencies to be paid. But schools, colleges, and human service agencies do not have their funds for the coming year.

One rank and file senator said the problem isn't with the General Assembly, but the leaders.

"I didn't think we'd ever get to this level of dysfunction that we've gotten to," said State Senator Dave Koehler. "Those of us in the rank and file we're pushing [to get things done]."

Koehler says there's disagreement among leaders over school funding levels.

Gov. Rauner says he will not approve a budget until Democrats adopt some items in his turnaround agenda.

Information provided by CINEWSNOW

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