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Time to change Illinois Constitution to break Illinois budget deadlock

Mar 07, 2016
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Let voters enact constitutional change to break Illinois budget deadlock, prevent repeat

GUEST VIEW

As a former Illinois budget director under Gov. Pat Quinn for the four years following the Great Recession, I am disappointed to hear the gridlock in our current governor’s recent talks.

With no plan to restore a balanced budget, unpaid state bills are rising back to peak levels. Meanwhile our new governor refuses to implement either sufficient spending cuts or new revenues.

Gov. Quinn achieved fiscal balance by reducing unpaid bills $876 million in his last full year. Unpaid bills at the...

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