Illinois’ stopgap budget isn’t doing much for the bill backlog.
Comptroller Leslie Munger says the state will enter 2017 with about $10 billion in unpaid invoices. She says the state is on pace to spend $2.5 billion more than it takes in over the next six months.
“These severe cash shortages mean that my office will continue to perform triage every day to help those most in need and to ensure we deliver and protect our most critical services in the state,” said Munger.
Munger also says she expects it’ll take the state six months to pay social service agencies, schools, and other state funded vendors.