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Coverage of the State of Illinois FY2018 Recommended Budget Analysis

Posted on May 10, 2017

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The following news items cover the release of the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation's analysis of Governor Rauner’s FY2018 recommended budget. As mentioned in the analysis, the Civic Federation cannot support the FY2018 recommended budget. Further, the Federation calls on the Governor and General Assembly to end the unacceptable stalemate and to reject any attempt to pass standalone K-12 spending, payment of non-emergency workers or any piecemeal approach that impedes progress on a comprehensive plan.


WTTW Chicago Tonight: Report: Budget Impasse a ‘Stunning Failure of Leadership’

Chicago Sun-Times: Civic Federation blasts Rauner budget, lawmakers over impasse

Politico Illinois Playbook: CIVIC FED blasts 'Springfield’s spectacular failure

Crain’s Chicago Business: Civic Fed hits Rauner, Madigan over budget

The Bond Buyer: Research group chides lllinois governor, lawmakers

The News-Gazette: Editorial: Anybody listening?

State Journal-Register: Statehouse Insider: Civic Federation tips balance to unbalanced

CLTV:  Report Slams Budget Impasse as “Stunning Failure of Leadership” by Governor, Lawmakers

NPR Illinois: Report: Overdue Bills Could Soon Comsume Half Of State Revenue

Associated Press: Civic Federation urges budget with new revenues, borrowing

WBBM Radio: With Grand Bargain Still Iffy, Watchdog Calls Rauner Budget Incomplete

Reuters: Bipartisan Illinois House group urges Senate to pass budget fix

Fox Illinois: Civic Federation will not Support Governor Rauner’s Proposed Budget

Chicagoist: Lack Of State Budget Is A 'Spectacular Failure,' Says Civic Federation

WMAY: Budget Stalemate May be Causing Irrevocable Damage to the State