The state budget passed by Springfield and signed into law by Pat Quinn is a tight budget, to say the least. Lawmakers have even admitted there isn't enough revenue in the budget to cover all the day-to-day costs.
There's no way to sugarcoat this ranking. It's just bad. Illinois is the third-worst state in the nation for business. And that's coming from a survey of more than 500 CEOs, so they know what they're talking about when it comes to business.
Summer is here again, and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors in the months ahead. Will our beautiful state parks be open and in good shape when we're ready to get outside?
Rather than spread the pain of a difficult budget year across the state budget, the Governor purposefully targeted vulnerable Illinoisans for more pain and suffering. They will pay a steep price, and so will everyone else.