Chicago Trib Editorial Board: “Gov. Rauner, Speaker Madigan and President Cullerton: Grab your shovels. Dig us out”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
What’s so great about the Hoosier state? It’s not Illinois.
Editorial Board
August 25, 2017

…It’s no longer surprising when an Illinois company leaves for Indiana…Why? Because Indiana is one of the best states in the nation for doing business, and Illinois is one of the worst…Despite the similarities, the two states have very different economic prospects. Indiana is in fine fettle, while Illinois is a basket case, with more than a $130 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, an unbalanced budget and $15 billion in overdue bills. Illinois has higher taxes, too, which would need to be raised even higher to right the ship. READ MORE

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