The lack of a state budget, is beginning to take a larger toll on government funded agencies. This is making things difficult, especially for things like schools, where they are worried about not being able to open. Dr. Kent Redfield, Political Science Professor, at the University of Illinios in Springfield, said that the best option could be a temporary spending bill, that will get the state through the election in November.
Redfield said that because of a lack of a budget there are multiple universities in danger of having to close their doors.
Redfield said there would be long term damage including retention and recruiting, with students going to schools in other states. He also said that this issue is causing lower income students problems because they are not able to get the scholarships they would otherwise get if not for the budget issue. Redfield was a guest on Monday's NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.