Illinois budget http://peoriapublicradio.org en State Budget Address delayed amid expected cuts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-budget-address-delayed-amid-expected-cuts <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Illinois lawmakers </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">Wednesday</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;"> gave Governor Pat Quinn an extra month to figure out the state budget. He hastily signed the delay into law.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:45:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 18562 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State Budget Address delayed amid expected cuts State's year end bills mount http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/states-year-end-bills-mount <div>Illinois is ringing in the fiscal new year with 6-point-1 billion dollars in unpaid bills. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it's only expected to get worse.</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois' budget year ended Sunday, but Comptroller Judy </span>Baar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Topinka<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says she still has thousands of bills to pay, in fact, 73,184 bills to pay, and that doesn't even include figures from other state agencies.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Brian Mackey 8214 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State's year end bills mount Lawmakers to determine where to cut spending http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-determine-where-cut-spending <p></p><div>Despite years of cuts to the Illinois state budget, even more are ahead. &nbsp;As IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports, legislators are still deciding where else they can slash spending.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Human services" is a legislative phrase that covers ...</span></p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 12:26:20 +0000 Denise Molina & Amanda Vinicky 5874 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers to determine where to cut spending Illinoisans can take a shot at balancing the state's budget http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinoisans-can-take-shot-balancing-states-budget <p></p><div>The Illinois House isn’t in session this week , and it still needs to develop and approve a budget for the coming year. Two bi-partisan think-tanks released an online tool to let you try to put together a state spending plan.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:39:25 +0000 Denise Molina 4430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinoisans can take a shot at balancing the state's budget