Gov. Rauner takes away $4.5 million in an effort to plug state budget hole.
A technical error in how the Illinois budget was written will soon leave courts across the state with a skeleton crew of court reporters, and that could jeopardize criminal cases.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as “incomplete” for not extending a temporary income tax increase.
State budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.
Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.
Illinois governor asking state lawmakers to make a temporary income tax hike permanent
Some Democrats want an income tax hike extended, but many Republicans oppose it.
It concluded Illinois’ finances are in such bad shape it will take a multipronged approach to fix it.
State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state still has a backlog of bills worth $8 billion.
Governor Quinn cut $57-milliond from the Department of Corrections and facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.