In the News: Stopgap budget gets mixed reviews from local lawmakers

Kendall County Record
By TONY SCOTT - tscott@kendallcountynow.com

Local state legislators gave mixed reviews to the stopgap budget approved by the General Assembly on Thursday.

Lawmakers adopted the $50.6 billion budget measure on the deadline of the state's fiscal year, which began Friday. The plan includes funding for K-12 and higher education, transportation and infrastructure projects and human services programs...

State Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, said the stopgap measure "isn't perfect or complete."

"It is the product of a negotiated, bipartisan compromise," he said. "Ultimately, there will be critical discussions this fall that will address needed reforms to grow the Illinois economy and to create jobs to reduce Illinois’ unemployment rate which is currently the highest in the nation."

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