AARP Illinois Statement On The Passage Of The Illinois Budget

With a budget in place, we hope Illinois’ debt will not increase and worsen the fiscal crisis. Considering Illinois’ unpaid bill backlog continues to hover around $6.5 billion, interest owed on unpaid bills exceeds $1 billion, long term debt is over $140 billion, pension debt surpasses $130 billion and the credit rating hovers near junk bond status, much work remains.  Visit this page also to see how your members of Illinois' General Assembly voted on the budget.