As late budgets go, Illinois has no equal

Illinois has redefined what it means to have a late budget.
    
Other states have gone several months without a spending plan before and Illinois has had prior delays. But this is the first time in post-World War II history that a state has gone a full fiscal year without a complete budget.
    
Pennsylvania went nine months without a budget this year. And Kentucky had a nine-month stalemate of its own in 2002 over a disagreement on campaign finance legislation.
    
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois’ Democrat-led Legislature had a breakthrough Thursday when they agreed to fund state government for the next six months and gave schools enough money to stay open a full academic year. But the partisan gridlock and battle over a full budget will likely continue in six months.

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