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Civic Federation opposes Rauner’s recommended FY 2017 Illinois budget plan

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

May 03, 2016

The Civic Federation gave Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed Illinois budget plan for fiscal year 2017 a thumbs down in a report released today.

The federation’s Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability says it opposes Rauner’s recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year because it contains an operating deficit of $3.5 billion and lacks a detailed plan on how to close the budget gap.

“This budget as proposed would not move Illinois forward and would lead to further deterioration of the State’s finances. It would generate billions in additional unpaid bills and continue to count on future years’ revenues to pay for current, unmanaged obligations,”…

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