Illinois Governor: State Needs Seven Billion-Dollar Federal Bailout
February 26, 2021 9:53AM CST
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says the state cannot make it another year without over seven-billion-dollars from Washington, D.C. The governor yesterday said that while the state budget is technically balanced, and while Illinois does have a 120-million-dollar surplus, there is no way Illinois can survive without a federal bailout. Pritzker says the state budget currently doesn’t provide what the people of Illinois need.