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Don’t tell the governor, but the stopgap budget he signed is $8 billion out of balance

Jul 15, 2016

stopgap budget Gov. Bruce Rauner meets with legislative leaders to discuss the state budget on Dec. 2, 2015. It was the first meeting involving all five in six months.


Right off the bat I should say that I think the so-called “stopgap budget” signed into law on June 30th was a good idea.  Not fiscally, but because people who rely on state government desperately needed a break from the all-out legislative war between two ideologically entrenched parties.

Gov. Bruce Rauner absolutely refused to budge on negotiating…

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