Thursday, June 15, 2017

Without a Budget, ‘That’s It’: Weekend State Budget Update - Amanda Vinicky, Chicago Tonight

Absent a state budget, it will be impossible for Chicago State University to cover low-income students’ Monetary Award Program tuition waivers. The Golden Apple teacher development program will “go dark.” The state agency that oversees elections—and the online voter database that was cyber-hacked last year—warns it will cut itself off from the internet, as Illinois is so behind on paying the bills, its virus-protection service will be terminated. Lawmakers heard these and other tales of woe Sunday, as the Illinois House resumed what’s supposed to be the swan song of the annual spring session; session is scheduled to adjourn May 31.

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