The fiscal new year began Wednesday, and Illinois has no new spending plan in place. It could be awhile before one materializes. As Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky reports ... Illinois isn't alone.
Across the border in Wisconsin, lawmakers can't reach a spending deal. Over on the east coast, North Carolina is in budgetary flux. Pennsylvania's negotiations are dragging on. National Conference of State Legislatures' fiscal analyst Arturo Perez says more states than usual have unfinished budgets.