AP: Illinois end-of-year budget deficit to top $6B

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The AP is reporting, “The state’s budget deficit will top $6.2 billion for the fiscal year through June 30, forecasters for the Illinois General Assembly estimated Wednesday.

In a review requested by Rep. David McSweeney, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability said if Illinois goes a third full year without a budget agreement, the state’s leviathan of past-due bills will hit $22.7 billion. It sat at $14.9 billion Wednesday.

McSweeney, who said, “Illinois is imploding,” released the results to The Associated Press…”

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