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Radogno warns of $25 billion bill backlog in City Club of Chicago speech

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Jan 11, 2016

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno warned Monday that if the state continues on its budgetless path — without reforms and new revenue — the unpaid bill backlog is projected to hit $25 billion by fiscal year 2019.

Addressing the City Club of Chicago, Radogno referenced a three-year fiscal projection released by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget showing Illinois has a $5 billion budget hole and $9 billion bill backlog for the current fiscal year, FY2016.

Radogno said she couldn’t rule out the possibility that the state will continue to operate with an “autopilot” budget until June 30,…

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