The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should “not mean doing the impossible” amid one of the nation’s worst budgetary crises.
Rep. Todd Akin says the balanced budget amendment made the difference.
Clint Zweifel is confident that state taxpayer money is safe, even if Washington fails to do its job.
Speaker John Boehner’s debt limit bill is up for a vote today, but its future is still uncertain.
Quinn’s surprise announcement came on the day workers were to get 2 percent increases.