spending cuts

University of Illinois trustees are set to vote on a resolution urging state lawmakers to end an impasse and pass a budget. The resolution also says the university took steps to cut spending and plans for "shared sacrifice" in light of state financial challenges.

Democratic leaders and GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner remain far apart on how to bridge a $6 billion revenue gap as they turn to the 2016 state budget.  

The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate says Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is "as unworkable as it is unconscionable."

Rachel Otwell

Governor Bruce Rauner is proposing deep spending cuts across state government. The Republican presented his first budget proposal to lawmakers Wednesday.

Il House could vote on leaner budget Friday

May 23, 2014

The Illinois House of Representatives is preparing to vote on a budget that would make drastic cuts across state government. This is the budget Gov. Pat Quinn and other Democrats have been warning about. It would cut spending across Illinois government, from prisons to human services to schools.