Capitol – Your Illinois Information Radar »*** UPDATED x2 *** Pritzker Reveals Funds Plan

* Click here, here, or here to view the governor’s budget address. Click here to read the address in full. Click here for the budget information released by the governor’s office this morning. Some excerpts …

Completion of the projected deficit for fiscal 2010

Summary of General Fund Income for Fiscal 2012 and Fiscal 2012

    ✓ Revenue from the general base funds is estimated at $ 41.7 billion, an increase of $ 226 million or 0.5% from the revised base estimates for FY21.
    ✓ Total General Fund revenue for FY 22 reflects a decrease of $ 1,772 billion, or 4.1%, from FY 21 as the MLF loans of $ 1,998 million are one-time.
    ✓ Individual income taxes will probably be below FY 21 due to the extension of the deadline for filing taxes from April 2020 to July 2020 – in fiscal year 21.
    ✓ Adult cannabis revenue is expected to generate $ 69 million for transfer to general funds in FY22.
    ✓ Federal sales forecast is $ 3,971 million. This corresponds to a decrease compared to fiscal year 21, which can be attributed to only six months of improved Medicaid games.
    ✓ The sales forecast for fiscal year 22 benefits from the proposed closure of several tax loopholes.

Summary of general expenses for FY2021 and FY2022

    ✓ The planned general fund operating expenses for FY22 are $ 30.0 billion, down from $ 4.2 million from FY21.
    ✓ The proposed budget reflects the full payment of the certified pension contribution for fiscal year 22.
    ✓ Total general fund spending for FY22 is $ 41.6 billion, down $ 1.8 billion, or 4.2%, from FY21.
    ✓ Estimated budget surplus for FY22 of $ 120 million.

Closing Business Gaps – Off the Top Government Tax Dollar Spending

Efficient and effective government

    ✓Government Savings for Healthcare Employees and Retirees – The administration has negotiated healthcare cost savings of over $ 900 million.
    ✓ Estimated cost savings of $ 650 million with employees by FY23.
    ✓ Additional savings of $ 260 million from negotiated insurance rates and contract terms with vendors.
    ✓ Savings in agency efficiency –
    ✓ Electronic and web-based alternatives for saving postage and paper.
    ✓ Merging of the anti-fraud program at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission with the Anti-Fraud Department of the Department of Insurance.
    ✓ $ 10 million in cuts in the Corrections Department’s contractual and raw material funding.
    ✓ Optimization of the state workforce – Since 2002, the state workforce has decreased by> 22%. ✓ The agencies carefully manage the number of employees on board.
    ✓ Currently around 5,000 vacancies.

higher education
Provides stability for our colleges and universities
Supports college affordability and focuses on filling gaps in education in Illinois.

    ✓ Increases Monetary Awards Program (MAP) funds to protect current student awards – $ 28 million
    ✓ Maintains general government support to ✓ Universities – $ 1.157 billion
    ✓ Community Colleges – $ 249.5 million
    ✓ Adds the first annual payment to help stabilize College Illinois – $ 20 million
    ✓ Funds the Common Application Partnership Program – $ 1 million
    ✓ Provided Funding to Implement New Equity-Oriented Strategic Plan for Higher Education – $ 250,000
    ✓ Federal aid through the University Emergency Aid Fund (HEERF) goes directly to higher education institutions.

Investing in Economic Development – Ministry of Trade and Economic Opportunities:

    ✓ Includes funding from the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to run rental and housing assistance programs through IHDA and DHS – $ 570 million
    ✓ Continue funding to support entrepreneurs and communities harmed by the decades-long war on drugs with the Cannabis Social Equity Loan Program – $ 18M
    ✓ Invested in broadband deployment to maximize all federal funding opportunities – $ 25 million
    ✓ Assisting in the administration of the Illinois Works Jobs Program Act – $ 2 million
    ✓ Re-uses capital to provide competitive matching grants to expand access to high-speed broadband internet across the state – $ 375 million
    ✓ Continues competitive grant funding to provide infrastructure improvements such as road, highway, bridge, park district and recreation improvements for the benefit of local communities – $ 202 million
    ✓ Reclaims funds for minority-owned small businesses to continue enabling DCEO to provide small businesses and minority-owned community organizations with the resources to create jobs, build capacity, grow revenue and expand regionally – $ 25 million
    ✓ Includes reallocation for competitive capital grants to fund economic development opportunities, including the Shovel Ready Sites program, opportunity zone investments, wet lab space development and targeted investments in economically disadvantaged areas – $ 303 million

*** UPDATE 1 *** The budget book for Fiscal Year 22 is here.

Also from the thanks …

The historical research for Governor Pritzker’s statements was carried out by a broad coalition of libraries and archives from across the state. Hallie Staley Kinter’s story was documented in an oral history interview in 1977, available in the Oral History Collection at the University of Illinois at Springfield. In no particular order, the governor’s office thanks:

    • Hallie Staley Kinter Memoir, Oral History Collection, Archives / Specialty Collections, Norris L Brookens Library, University of Illinois Springfield
    • Chicago Public Library Archives and Special Collections
    • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
    • STORIED, University of Illinois, Vice Chancellor’s Urbana-Champaign Office for Institutional Development
    • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Library
    • Curtis Mann and the Sangamon Valley Collection at the Lincoln Library
    • McLean County Museum of History
    • Illinois State Library
    • Illinois Digital Archives
    • Illinois Department of Agriculture
    • Illinois Department of Public Health
    • The Mahomet Daily
    • Mauricio Peña / Block Club Chicago
    • Frank O. Lowden Papers, Hanna Holborn Gray Specialty Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
    • Chicago Magazine
    • Chicago History Museum
    • The Midway Village Museum via the Rockford Register Star
    • The Kankakee County Museum’s photo archive through the Daily Journal

*** UPDATE 2 *** The grandstand story is on …

In his prepared remarks, Pritzker blew up Republicans at the national and local levels for attempting to block further state support for states. He said, “Essentially they got rid of the fire department, burned the house down and poured gas on the flames – and now they are asking why we are not doing more to prevent fires. “

“In a normal year, I could have more patience for their hypocrisy. But this is not a normal year, ”he said. Of the Republicans who refused to offer proposed budget cuts, Pritzker said, “Apparently their idea of ​​non-partisanship ends when tough decisions have to be made.”

The third spending plan that Pritzker is offering during his tenure, along with his view of the state of the state, comes at a critical time for the Democratic governor and sets the stage for an expected re-election campaign in 2022, when his pandemic restrictions are expected to become a central theme . The governor has faced an increasingly troubled audience of voters and lawmakers despite a COVID-19 death toll of more than 20,000.

You’re welcome. He should be so lucky if his limitations become a central issue. You are popular. It is the bugs and flaws that are likely to be a problem, including the mass deaths of home veterans.

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