TIA founder Sheila Weinberg views the new $40 billion state spending plan that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has touted as a “real balanced budget” in the same light as all the previous budgets that have long kept Illinois in the red.
New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been crowing about his accomplishments during the recent legislative session, perhaps none more than his Svengali-like accomplishment passing what he calls a "balanced budget."
Illinois lawmakers have said the state budget they passed and Gov. J.B. Pritzker enacted was balanced and properly contributes to public pension accounts, but an accounting watchdog said that’s misleading.