Lawmakers approve stop-gap budget to fund K-12 schools, critical state services
After months of bipartisan negotiations, Illinois lawmakers approved a stop-gap
budget June 30 that will fund K-12 schools, universities, road projects, social
services, and critical state operations for a limited period of time, according
to Senator Chris Nybo.
is not the budget we hoped for after nearly a year of negotiation, but it is
the budget we can afford that addresses our most important priorities,” Senator Nybo
said. “It funds K-12 schools for a full year, but does not bail out Chicago at
the expense of the suburbs. It funds essential state services, including
programs to help our most vulnerable citizens, and it funds important
transportation projects for which we get federal support. But it’s not a full
budget, and our work is not done. We need to pass a fully balanced budget
supported by critical reforms making our economy more competitive, our
government more responsible, and our property taxes less onerous.”
Fiscal Year 2017 begins July 1, 2016.