Courts Decisions for Budget-less Illinois Deepens Financial Vows Further
Illinois' budget decisions which have been taken by the courts for almost three months due to a political stalemate, is deepening the fiscal woes of the state further.
The clash between the Republican governor and the legislature controlled by the Democrats is affecting a range of things like the lottery winners from collecting their cash to the health payments of the state workers.
Since July 1, the weeks which marked the beginning of the 2016 fiscal year, the U.S. federal and the state judges have ordered the state to pay its workers and stick to the federal consent decrees mandating certain healthcare as well as social service programs.
According to Tim Nuding , the Illinois Budget Director, that has put state spending of $14 billion under judicial control. The direction has as well guided the state to a way that means spending more than its approximated $32 billion of fiscal 2016 revenue. According to the courts direction, the state has been ordered to spend at level that matches the fiscal 2015 revenue which totaled to around $36.6 billion. It is mostly higher due to higher income tax rates which expired on January 1.
In the Senate hearing in the previous week, Nuding said, "The courts in many ways are running our government because the legislature has failed to pass a balanced budget."
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