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

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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.

This segment aired on July 7, 2017.



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