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15 absurd facts about the 2015 Illinois budget

Madeleine DoubekReboot Illinois

Jun 01, 2014
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The 2015 Illinois budget absurdity and hypocrisy knows few bounds.Yes, there was no vote to raise taxes, making the 5 percent rate permanent. That will make for easier re-election campaigns for supermajority Democrats. Yes, the $100 million in taxpayer funds House Speaker Michael Madigan had proposed to sweeten the bid for an Obama Presidential Library never was approved.But, back to absurdity and hypocrisy. Here are the facts to remember:
  1. The state is more than $5 billion behind in paying its bills.
  2. It has the worst credit rating of any state.
  3. It has the worst unfunded pension liability of any state.
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