Illinois Overcomes Budget Stalemate

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Current Events
The State Capitol Building at Springfield Illinois with statue of Abraham Lincoln

The State Capitol Building at Springfield Illinois with statue of Abraham Lincoln

This week, over on the Election Central Web site, the main story is the progress that the state of Illinois made in passing its state government budget.

Last Thursday, the state of Illinois passed its budget. Why is this a newsworthy event? Because Illinois hasn’t passed a budget in two years: the longest such stalemate in U.S. history. This week, Election Central takes a look at what happened, what was at stake, and how Illinois’ budget crisis was finally resolved.

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education