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The Severity of State Budgets

“Oxes will be gored and it may just be that your ox is at the wrong corner of the field at the wrong time.” Richard Dye, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago, on the severity of state budget cuts to come.


Prison and Youth Corrections Facilities Closing in Southern Illinois.

The Southern Illinoisan of Carbondale is upset with the closings of a prison and youth corrections facility in southern Illinois. A court decision suspending the youth facility closure led to the absurd situation of workers having to staff an empty building this week. “What’s really needed and still possible is a decision by Quinn to suspend the closing plans through the state’s current fiscal year,” the paper says. Again, we reiterate, making cuts to the state budget will not be easy.

Damning State Budget Crisis Task Force Report Paints a Dismal Illinois Situation

Why does Reboot Illinois exist?

Find the answer in the State Budget Crisis Task Force’s report, which is being released today. The non-partisan task force, headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York Lieuten
ant Governor Richard Ravitch, is the most damning indictment of Illinois finances (and the political culture that brought us to fiscal disaster) we’ve read to date.

Read Crain’s Chicago Business summary here.


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