State budgets continue to grow at a moderate pace after several years of a slow recovery from the recession. General fund spending is expected to grow 4.1% in fiscal-year 2016, according to the Fall 2015 Fiscal Survey of States.
Illinois State Police Vehicle Replacements Stall
An aggressive replacement plan to update the Illinois State Police's aging patrol vehicles has stalled following Gov. Bruce Rauner's moratorium on vehicle purchases to stem a budget crisis.