|State Rep. Patti Bellock speaks at a press conference at the |
Illinois Capitol on the need to pass a responsible budget
House Democrats on Thursday rushed through a vote on a stopgap spending bill to provide more than $800 million to human service providers and higher education programs for the final three months of the current fiscal year. Republicans called it irresponsible, saying it will only make the state’s finances less certain.
House Bill 109, a shell bill just a few days ago, was approved along partisan lines, 64-45, after often tense debate on the House floor…
State Rep. Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale, said human services and higher education are important areas “but we have $14 billion of unpaid bills right now and what do we say to the other people that are owed those bills that we need to address this year in a real budget for the state of Illinois?”
Bellock and other Republicans said there needs to be structural reforms to grow the economy as part of a full and balanced budget solution, but worry politics is getting in the way...
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