The political inertia that’s left Illinois without a budget can’t continue, according to a report released Tuesday by the non-partisan Civic Federation.
Civic Federation President Laurence Msall says the state’s autopilot status “represents an abdication of the most basic constitutional responsibilities of proposing and passing a budget.”
The report likewise gives a scathing review of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget for the new fiscal year that begins in July, saying it doesn’t offer a “sufficiently detailed plan” and leaves the state with an annual deficit of $4.6 billion.
‘We must do better’
A letter publicly released Tuesday from a bipartisan group of state representatives reads, in part: “The finances of the state of Illinois are in crisis, and we must do better. The time for resolution is now. We are a bipartisan group of House members committed to seeing that happen.”
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