In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield after lawmakers passed a stopgap budget. Illinois has redefined what it means to have a late budget. Other states have gone several months without a spending plan before and Illinois has had previous delays that caused great anxiety. But no state has gone as long as Illinois without a budget in modern history.
In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield after lawmakers passed a stopgap budget. Illinois has redefined what it means to have a late budget. Other states have gone several months without a spending plan before and Illinois has had previous delays that caused great anxiety. But no state has gone as long as Illinois without a budget in modern history. Seth Perlman AP
In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters in front of his office at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield after lawmakers passed a stopgap budget. Illinois has redefined what it means to have a late budget. Other states have gone several months without a spending plan before and Illinois has had previous delays that caused great anxiety. But no state has gone as long as Illinois without a budget in modern history. Seth Perlman AP

As late budgets go, Illinois has no equal

July 03, 2016 11:55 AM