Comptroller stresses need to act
On June 9, Comptroller Leslie Munger said the “hardship caused by the state’s ongoing budget impasse will grow significantly if Illinois enters a new fiscal year on July 1 without further action in Springfield.”
Though much of the state’s expenses are being funded through court orders, consent decrees and ongoing appropriations, many other important state services and programs rely on action by the General Assembly and the Governor.
Munger stressed the need to end the budget impasse to allow schools to open, ensure vendors are paid, and to keep state government operations running. Without new legislation, Munger said $23 billion in existing spending for schools, 9-1-1 call centers, domestic violence shelters, federally-funded social and human services and higher education will stop next month.