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Illinois’ balanced budget may not be balanced at all according to a new report. The report from the Office of Management and Budget shows that Illinois’ budget is $1.7 billion out of balance.


95th District State Representative Avery Bourne says she hopes this is a wake up call for all Illinois lawmakers to change the state’s spending habits.



Bourne says there are cuts that can be made, but the state economy also needs to grow.



Bourne says she is happy that part of Illinois’ backlog of bills has been refinanced to a lower interest rate, saving taxpayer dollars. But she says that the state budget needs to consistently have a surplus to be able to pay off all of Illinois’ bills.

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