Gov Touts Big Budget Savings Offers Plan to Merge Two Agencies

Ahead of a budget address next week Governor JB Pritzker is touting his efforts to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The Democrat says he’s identified a number of efficiencies for the next fiscal year that will save the state $225 million and more than $750 million over three years. One of Pritzker’s idea is to merge two government agencies.

Pritzker specifically says that the Department of Revenue will generate $15 million in savings by improving audits and the Office of Management and Budget worked to better prioritize the payment of long overdue medical bills, saving the state $15 million in interest penalties this past year and more than $25 million next year.

 

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