Gov. J.B. Pritzker warns of widening Illinois budget deficit over next five years without action, says cuts alone won’t be enough

By | November 14, 2020

“The governor believes that support for quality education, access to health care, and sufficient social services for when people need a helping hand to get back on their feet are all part of the essential functions of state government,” the report said. “However, along with servicing our debt and meeting our pension obligations, these costs make up over 75% of the budget. Across-the-board cuts to state government spending means these areas will not go untouched.”

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