SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker must walk a fine line in proposing his second annual budget.
The Democrat has hopes to boost funding while revenue remains in question. Pritzker will outline his budget plan Wednesday to a joint session of the General Assembly.
He’s promised a $147 million boost in funding to the state’s child-welfare agency after a troubling year. More than 100 children who had contact with the Department of Children and Family Services died in 2019. But revenue from a graduated income tax that Pritzker hopes voters will approve this fall is a year away.