The Illinois Capitol breathed a sigh of relief this summer when Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled legislature agreed on a state budget. But most Illinois voters say they’re not sure the deal will solve the state’s $1.2 billion deficit and other fiscal woes. That’s according to a new survey of registered voters conducted by AARP Illinois.
Joe Woodward, an AARP volunteer from Springfield, said the survey results show the unsatisfaction in government, despite voter age. “[Voters] realize their taxes have already risen and know more is coming unless politicians put their constituents first and make the difficult political decisions needed to put Illinois on a path to restored fiscal health,” he said.