February 12, 2017
The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan
Illinois leaders need to get on same page
Another day down, another day the state is without a budget. Such is life in Illinois.
And, the end doesn't appear to be anywhere in sight. But, one thing is for certain: The longer we're in this mess, the longer it's going to take to get out of this mess.
We had a chance to sit down this week with Gov. Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Susana Mendoza. The two couldn't have more contrasting views on the situation if they tried.
"I'm frustrated, but I'm optimistic," Rauner said Tuesday in a sit-down with The Southern's editorial board. "I...