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Veto Override Ends Illinois Budget Battle, But The Damage Is Done

Illinois finally has a budget. State legislators on Thursday voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of Illinois’ first complete budget in more than two years, ending a political stalemate that has helped push the state to the brink of financial ruin. The state still faces more than $14 billion in past-due bills, however, and the credit ratings agency Moody’s said it may downgrade Illinois’ credit rating to junk status.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks about the impacts of Illinois’ budget battle with Mark Stutrud, CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, the largest statewide provider of social services.


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