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Unable to Pay Bills, Illinois Sends ‘Dear Contractor’ Letter Telling Firms to Halt Road Work on July 1

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By Mish | 14 June 2017

MISH TALK — The state of Illinois has not passed a budget for close to three years.

Arguably it’s just as well because Illinois budgets for decades have been nothing but a moth-eaten collection of lies, one time deficits repeated endlessly, and financial wizardry statements designed to disguise Illinois’ real problems: failure to rein in spending coupled with a very business unfriendly environment.

As Illinois’ bond rating careens towards junk, Illinois Unpaid Bills Jumped to $14.3 Billion. Today, the state told contractors to halt roadwork other [than] required for safety.

Dear Contractor

I do not have a link, but here is the letter in image form.

This does not raise much alarm in Illinois as these kinds of letters went out last year as well. It’s simply business as usual in Illinois. […]

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