Brown Backs Bill To Ensure State Has Balanced Budget
(Springfield, IL) -- State Rep Adam Brown is on board with a bill introduced last week by House Republicans that would require the General Assembly to pass a balanced budget or lawmakers paychecks would be withheld. In fact, it would amend the state’s constitution to reflect the new requirements and put some repercussions behind failing to be fiscally responsible. Brown says it’s all about getting a handle on spending. If adopted, the constitutional balanced budget amendment would be placed on the ballot for approval by voters statewide in 2014.