Tick Tock: 726 Days Without a Budget
Bruce Rauner “Energized” as Crisis Continues
Chicago, IL — Today marks 726 days without a budget, and the countdown is on with just days left until the state’s credit is likely downgraded to junk. The bill backlog is more than $15 billion and social service agencies continue to scrape by, barely able to keep their doors open.
Sojourn Shelter, for victims of domestic violence in central Illinois, says, “there’s no more fluff to cut.” The agency is supposed to get $400,000 annually from the state of Illinois.
While the future of Illinois is at stake, Bruce Rauner has time to sit down for an interview and talk about how this is the happiest he’s ever been -- despite the real damage he is creating.
“Bruce Rauner called a special session, but once again refuses to be a leader and bring people together,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Of course he’s happy. It's clear that Bruce Rauner created a crisis to force his agenda on the people of Illinois, but his pet projects won’t reopen the shelters and mental health facilities that have closed. His turnaround agenda won’t help the millions of people who have suffered. Bruce Rauner should step up, propose real solutions for the budget crisis and finally end the divisive campaign he’s been running since he took office."