State’s finances aren’t balanced; they’re teetering

Sheila Weinberg  |  October 13, 2021

Op-ed by Sheila Weinberg, includes “In a tweet this June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker claimed, ‘For the third straight year, I’ll sign into law another balanced budget for Illinois that demonstrates fiscal responsibility works with a progressive vision of governance.’ But Illinois is more than $236 billion in debt according to Truth in Accounting’s latest Financial State of the States report. … How can both statements be true? It all depends on how you count. The governor uses political math in his budget calculations.”

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