budget cuts http://wuis.org en Senators Spar On Budget Estimates http://wuis.org/post/senators-spar-budget-estimates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois legislature's discussions over state spending are getting heated. On Friday, Lawmakers heard from agencies facing massive budget cuts.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight agency heads told Senators how painful it'd be to cut 20 percent from their operations. That figure is based on a projected billion-dollar shortfall next year, when the temporary income tax hike begins to sunset.</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:47:22 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21381 at http://wuis.org Senators Spar On Budget Estimates Dist. 186 Will Look At Additional Cuts To Budget http://wuis.org/post/dist-186-will-look-additional-cuts-budget <p>As Springfield public schools look to save around $5 million dollars, jobs and programs are on the chopping block. And yet, some say even those cuts would not save enough.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:31:28 +0000 Rachel Otwell 19703 at http://wuis.org Dist. 186 Will Look At Additional Cuts To Budget