The Illinois legislature’s spring session is over, the fiscal year is under way, but the work is far from finished.
State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) says the fall, winter, or early next year will see the state budget in the garage with the hood up.
“Whether that’s the operations budget, whether that’s how do we make sure that we have a robust road construction program in the state, or whether it’s how do we assure that every dollar spent at the State Board of Education gets us to a more equitable system in Illinois, all of those things were left undone,” he says. “So we ought to not just commit to starting those conversations, but we commit to solving those problems.”
Manar says while waiting until veto session – November – sounds like a long time, he reminds us the problems did not start overnight.
Manar says he wants to talk about solutions which do not involve extending the 5 percent income tax, set to recede to 3.75 percent after 2014. The fiscal year started July 1.