Governor Bruce Rauner is announcing more contingency plans if the state does not have a balance budget by July 1st. The 420 million dollars in cuts includes less funding for Amtrak and suspending the Tobacco Quit Line should a spending plan not be in place as the new fiscal year starts. Governor Bruce Rauner also says he will not agree to a short term budget.
Other cuts would suspend some capital projects. The State is also warning vendors that their payments may further be delayed.
The full list of cuts—-
–suspending capital projects, including construction at state facilities, schools and colleges (road projects would not be affected)
–suspending operations at the World Shooting Recreational Complex near Sparta. The site would be closed and not available for events
–suspending funding to county fairs for premiums and fairground rehabilitation projects
–suspending funding for agricultural extension and 4-H clubs for premiums at agricultural shows
–suspending funding for the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
–suspending funding to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts
–suspending funding for small firefighting and ambulance equipment grants
–reduce funding for state-funded job training programs and suspend funding to legislative earmarks for job training
–reduced funding for Amtrak