Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner greets fairgoers Aug. 13 at the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield. Illinois, already cash-strapped, is on course to dig itself a far greater budget hole, through either unwillingness or inability by lawmakers to act on the current fiscal year’s budget. One estimate puts the deficit at $5 billion, thanks to court- and statute-mandated spending at levels that both sides say is unsustainable
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner greets fairgoers Aug. 13 at the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield. Illinois, already cash-strapped, is on course to dig itself a far greater budget hole, through either unwillingness or inability by lawmakers to act on the current fiscal year’s budget. One estimate puts the deficit at $5 billion, thanks to court- and statute-mandated spending at levels that both sides say is unsustainable Seth Perlman Associated Press
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner greets fairgoers Aug. 13 at the Illinois State Fair, in Springfield. Illinois, already cash-strapped, is on course to dig itself a far greater budget hole, through either unwillingness or inability by lawmakers to act on the current fiscal year’s budget. One estimate puts the deficit at $5 billion, thanks to court- and statute-mandated spending at levels that both sides say is unsustainable Seth Perlman Associated Press

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