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Coverage of FY2019 State of Illinois Operating Budget Analysis

Posted on May 09, 2018

Multiple Outlets

The following news items cover the release of the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation's analysis of the State of Illinois FY2019 Recommended Operating Budget. The Federation could not support Governor Bruce Rauner’s recommended budget because it is precariously balanced and its modest surplus relies on aggressive assumptions. Additionally, the proposal does little to address Illinois’ massive backlog of bills.


Chicago Sun-Times: Civic Federation blasts Rauner budget proposal as ‘precariously balanced’

Politico Illinois Playbook: CIVIC FEDERATION’s reality check

Crain’s Chicago Business: Fiscal watchdog pans Rauner's new budget

The Bond Buyer: Illinois budget prognosis remains murky as lawmakers hit homestretch

The State Journal-Register: Civic Federation says it can’t support Rauner’s budget

Chicago Tribune Morning Spin: Civic Federation rejects Rauner budget

WLS: Civic Federations grades Rauner’s budget: “Incomplete”

Chicago Tonight: Civic Federation Slams Rauner’s Budget Plans

WGN: Civic Federation does not support Rauner’s budget plan

NPR Illinois: Civic Federation Says Rauner's Budget Is 'Precariously Balanced'