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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Illinois' fake budget

By Dennis Byrne
Chicago Daily Observer

Proposed expenditures shall not exceed funds estimated to be available for the fiscal year as shown in the Budget
—Sec. 2(a), Illinois Constitution

The General Assembly by law shall make appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year.--Sec. 2(b) Illinois Constitution

Considering the constitution’s unequivocal command that the expenses can’t outstrip revenues, it’s hard to give any credibility to the Legislature’s assertion that it can go home after passing a budget that is, oh, just a couple of billions short of being balanced.

Yet, incredibly, that’s the claim being made by the Democrats....

Read more in the Chicago Daily Observer

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