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Past Due: Improving The Process Would Be Less Painful Than Budget Choices


Years of mismanagement led to the state’s current fiscal crisis. A recent report from the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) suggests changes to the budgeting process that could help prevent future disasters.

llinois Issues editor Jamey Dunn talked about the recommendations with economist Richard Dye, who is co-director of the IGPA's Fiscal Futures Project and one of the authors of the report. You can read the full report here. Dye's co-authors are David Merriman and Andrew Crosby.