Watchdog Slams Illinois '07 Budget Proposal

Shields, Yvette
March 2006
Bond Buyer;3/20/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 32342, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the Civic Federation of Chicago's criticism of the 2007 state operating budget proposed by Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The group criticizes Blagojevich's plans to remove $1.1 billion off a scheduled pension payment. According to Civic Federation president Laurence Msall, the state is in a pension crisis and that the state government has abandoned efforts to address the pension problem.


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