The Price We've Paid

WATCH: Chicago Magazine's video "The Price We've Paid" showcases the damage caused by the budget impasse and uses the Responsible Budget Coalition as a source.

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Still No Budget, While Illinoisans Continue to Suffer

The Illinois General Assembly will complete its regular session today and, for the third straight year, it will fail to adopt a year-long, fully funded budget. Read our statement.

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Responsible Budget Coalition: Illinois needs revenue to thrive

The State-Journal Register asked the Responsible Budget Coalition, "Given the state’s financial situation, what agenda would you set for the governor and General Assembly?" Our answer is to choose revenue. Read our full response.

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Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on the Stopgap Budget Agreement

Submitted on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:51

The General Assembly and Governor Rauner agreed on a six-month stopgap budget that authorizes desperately needed funding for services and institutions. Unfortunately, it is no substitute for a fully funded, year-long responsible budget that chooses revenue over cuts. Much more needs to be done. Read more here.

Illinois Again Fails to Enact a Responsible Budget

Submitted on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 09:58

The regular session of the General Assembly ended in failure last night as our elected officials missed yet another deadline to pass a fully-funded budget that invests in Illinois' policy priorities. This latest failure will exacerbate the already disastrous consequences of the budget impasse and must be corrected with a responsible budget that chooses revenue before FY16 ends at the end of June.