Stalled Budget Talks Could Result In $13.5 Billion In Unpaid Bills

(Springfield, IL)  —  Governor Rauner’s budget office predicts the state’s backlog of unpaid bills will hit a record 13-and-a-half-billion-dollars if budget talks remain deadlocked.  The comptroller’s office announced yesterday that the bill backlog has already reached ten-point-six-billion-dollars.  Democrats are calling on the governor to set aside his economic agenda in order to approve a spending plan.  Rauner said quick budget fixes will mean nothing in the long term if the state doesn’t take steps to help businesses grow and improve the overall economy.

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