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A Dangerous Fiscal Trap: Comments on House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 61

Members of the General Assembly have introduced various proposals that would impose new constitutional constraints on state spending. Voices for Illinois Children strongly opposes the most recent proposal — House Joint Resolution – Constitutional Amendment 61. This ill- advised measure would make the state budget process less responsive and more cumbersome without resolving the immediate fiscal crisis or the long-term structural deficit in Illinois. Download and read report

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