As the state deals with budget cuts and deficits, some boosters still fight to keep construction going.
State Fiscal Crisis
With some investment returns likely falling as far as 15 percent, states are going to face a cumulative pension debt of between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion by the end of the year.
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Skyrocketing costs, financial crisis make the Land of Lincoln very thirsty.
When even the experts in boondoggles are worried…
And don't forget that massive wage increase coming!
Warns $15-an-hour jump would wreck state budgeting.
State can't pass budget; Legislature tries to hamper Rauner's power over state employees.
States must confront pension costs.
'Government union bargaining and government union political activity are inextricably linked,' he says.
Repayments of loans connected to Curt Schilling's failed video game also source of debate
But don't touch the pensions!
It's frequently not the Republicans fighting the unions for pension reform
The good times are here, y'all!
SEC charges state with securities fraud for misleading pension disclosures
Gov. Quinn's response to lack of reform
Not a good way to start
Income tax revenues for January exceed expectations. That may not be good news.
Everything's fine, as long as you completely ignore the public pension crisis that is bankrupting us all!