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