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Governor Touts Big Budget Savings, Offers Plan to Merge Agencies

Ahead of a budget address next week Governor JB Pritzker is touting his efforts to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The Democrat says he’s identified a number of efficiencies for the next fiscal year that will save the state $225 million and more than $750 million over three years. One of Pritzker’s idea is to merge two government agencies.



Pritzker specifically says that the Department of Revenue will generate $15 million in savings by improving audits and the Office of Management and Budget worked to better prioritize the payment of long-overdue medical bills, saving the state $15 million in interest penalties this past year and more than $25 million next year.


Hear the Governor's budget address Wednesday at noon on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM/106.5 FM WHOW, online at dewittdailynews.com, at the WHOW mobile app and at Amazon Alexa. 

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