Illinois Budget Director Warns Against Rejecting Tax Increase

Shields, Yvette
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/4/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32083, p3
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The article reports that John Filan, Illinois budget director, yesterday warned lawmakers that they will have to forgo new spending on education and transportation if they reject proposed tax increases without coming up with an alternative revenue stream. There's agreement that there is a need to have new capital spending for schools and the environment, but there's got to be a new revenue source to pay for it, Filan said following a presentation that focused on the state's effort to move towards structurally balancing its budget.


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