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....