Munger told reporters in Chicago Tuesday the state’s is on pace to spend $6.2
billion over revenue estimates without a fiscal year 2015 budget. She said she’s
finding herself having to choose whom to pay every month.
Governor Bruce Rauner addressed questions in Springfield Tuesday about the
state’s bill backlog and the bill Democrats in the General Assembly pushed
through he says will pit MAP grant recipients against needy children and basic
state services for limited funds.
A spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan said Democrats sent Rauner a
budget that included Medicare savings, but Rauner vetoed that.
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Illinois has not had a state budget since June 2015, when the
Democratic-controlled General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner
failed to reach agreement on reforms Rauner says make the state more
business-friendly and financially stable. Democrats have maintained
that Rauner’s reforms would weaken the middle class and government
unions, a key source of campaign support for Democrats statewide.
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