May 9, 2018
The following news items cover the release of the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation's analysis of the State of Illinois FY2019 Recommended Operating Budget. The Federation could not support Governor Bruce Rauner’s recommended budget because it is precariously balanced and its modest surplus relies on aggressive assumptions. Additionally, the proposal does little to address Illinois’ massive backlog of bills.
Chicago Sun-Times: Civic Federation blasts Rauner budget proposal as ‘precariously balanced’
Politico Illinois Playbook: CIVIC FEDERATION’s reality check
Crain’s Chicago Business: Fiscal watchdog pans Rauner's new budget
The State Journal-Register: Civic Federation says it can’t support Rauner’s budget
Chicago Tribune Morning Spin: Civic Federation rejects Rauner budget
Chicago Tonight: Civic Federation Slams Rauner’s Budget Plans