The State of Illinois budget is looking to be in good shape this year and a central Illinois lawmaker recently discussed some of the things it has going for it.
Rep. Dan Caulkins says the federal COVID money of the last few years has propped up the budget and made it look good but he also points out many revenue sources are showing positive signs.
According to Rep. Caulkins, one of the things the Governor is proposing to balance the budget is to further increase taxes on Illinois businesses. He adds the new Speaker is proposing leaving Springfield for the summer a month in advance of the normal schedule.
Rep. Caulkins says it is very likely Illinois Democrats will cram through a budget but he also notes there is a process they have to follow and has not had any indication Democrats have started the process yet.