Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and democratic lawmakers have each offered up budget plans for the state. But an analysis found that both would leave the state in deficit.
According to a recent report from bipartisan think tank, The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, the spending plan approved by Democrats would have left the state with a ten billion dollar deficit. Gov. Ranuer vetoed all of that plan except for K-12 education funding
Ralph Martire, executive director of the center, says the analysis also found that Rauner’s budget proposal would push Illinois $9.5 billion into the red.
“We only spent roughly twenty-four billion on services, or at least that’s what we spent in 2015, I can’t tell you what we’re going to spend in 2015 because I have no idea," Martire said. "You’re talking about a budget deficit that’s forty some odd percent of your overall spending on services.”
Martire says that neither option is sustainable.