State News
7:03 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Discussion on "across the board" spending cuts

When politicians talk about budgets, someone invariably brings up the idea of across the board spending cuts. Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford talked with Chris Mooney, the Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. Mooney says using such a general approach to bring down spending seems simple. But he says, in practice, it's more complicated: