CBS 2 Chicago: Illinois Looks To The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ To Help Its Budget Issues

The Illinois  budget is in chronic crisis with red ink, debt and gridlock being the norm for years now.

But a headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune paints a very different picture from the Prairie State – ”Budget Surplus Swells To $1.5 Billion.”

How did a nearby state turn around its  financial mess?

“We took over in beginning of 2011 and we had an almost seven percent unemployment rate. We had a 6.2 billion dollar deficit,” said Minnesota Budget Commissioner Myron Frans.  Click here to read more....