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Economist Says Governor’s Budget Address Has ‘Inconsistency’

Institute for Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago

Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his fourth budget address to the General Assembly Wednesday amidst an ongoing fiscal crisis in Illinois. The state owes nearly nine billion dollars in unpaid bills, despite enacting an income tax increase over the governor’s veto last summer.

David Merriman is an economist with the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs and author of the IGPA’s Fiscal Futures Project, which looks for ways to put the state back in good financial health.

Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Moline asked Merriman for his thoughts about the governor’s budget address.

You can learn more about David Merriman's Fiscal Futures Project at igpa.uillinois.edu
Story Source: Illinois Public Media