new year

New Year Could Bring New Hope for Budget Agreement
New Year Could Bring New Hope for Budget Agreement
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network Any Illinois Capitol-watcher who is pragmatic could say a vote on revenue must be bipartisan; otherwise, it could have and would have been done by now. The fiscal year began July 1, and spending – at a rate roughly similar to that of last year, when taxes were higher – continues for most state expenses and programs via court order, federal requirement, or consen