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Illinois Governor: State Needs Seven Billion-Dollar Federal Bailout

(Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool)

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.


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