Thursday, October 8, 2015

Senators not back until October 20th; Analysts ponder breaking point of budget impasse - Illinois News Network

Will it take someone dying or maybe a credit downgrade to end the budget impasse in Illinois? A couple of analysts are wondering what it will take to bring lawmakers together to pass a budget approaching the beginning of the fourth month of the new fiscal year without a spending plan in place. David Yepsen, Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, speculates productivity is already taking a hit at departments and social service agencies because of the ongoing impasse.

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