Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Illinois Governor Signs New State Budget

For the first time in two years, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's signature is on a state budget.  The governor yesterday signed the state's new 38-and-a-half-billion-dollar spending plan.  The new plan spends a bit more on education in the state, and for the first time ever guarantees state grants for college students for all four years.  But the budget also uses some one-time savings, and banks on selling the Thompson Center in Chicago.  Critics say the plan is merely buying the state some time to deal with its fiscal problems.

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