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How did we get here? A 2016-17 budget timeline

budget timeline2Illinois’ budget stalemate has taken a number of twists and turns. From Governor Rauner’s first session in office, when he total vetoed 21 of the 23 budget-related measures to the expiration of a stopgap budget at the end of 2016, it has been a complicated two years.

The process has people unsure what the legislature has done and attempted to do throughout this time. This timeline outlines important points throughout the impasse, what has happened since the spring of 2016 and where we are today.  (click on image to enlarge)

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