Archive for July 2010

Do furlough days make sense?

Recently, under attack for giving big raises to his staff, Governor Quinn issued an order requiring all State nonunion employees to take off 12 more days of unpaid work this year – which now makes a total of 24 unpaid “furlough” days. These days of non-work are said to translate to a 9.2% reduction in... Read more »

Illinois Budget News: July 23

Another day, another dollar – make that dollar(s)…billions of them. If Rome is burning, then Illinois is blazing and it’s spreading like wildfire. To schools and universities, health care providers, and social service agencies – everyone is feeling the consequences of Illinois‘ fiscal crisis.   Recognized as the state most likely to default, Illinois‘ fiscal... Read more »