Illinois lawmakers advanced controversial legislation this week that will postpone the Governor’s annual budget message until March 10.

The Budget Address was originally scheduled for February 17, but Governor Pat Quinn asked for more time, saying it would allow him to gather more accurate revenue estimates for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

Senate Republicans dispute the Governor’s claim and say that delaying the address will further defer action on the state’s mounting fiscal crisis.

" />
Skip to Main Content

News Details