‘High marks’ for Illinois’ new budget? The spin has begun

Mark Glennon  |  June 11, 2021

By Mark Glennon, includes “… ‘The hard (for some) truth is this: Illinois fiscal condition is in its best shape since September of 2001.’ That’s from Illinois State Rep. Mike Zalewski (D-Chicago) on Twitter Thursday. And for proof he linked to a WBEZ column with this glowing headline, ‘After Years Of Mockery, Illinois Is Finally Earning High Marks Over Its Finances.’ … The WBEZ article by Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold is equally baffling. ‘JB Pritzker fully funds big priorities, lacks some of the familiar accounting gimmicks of years past and appears balanced. Yes, balanced,’ they wrote. …”

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