(AP) -- An author of a report due Wednesday that outlines the fiscal crisis In Illinois says the
account is designed to emphasize the "magnitude" of the problem.
of Illinois economist
Richard Dye says solutions to problems like the state's backlog of bills and
the Medicaid squeeze will be mentioned but not recommended. They include
broadening the sales tax base and having cash set aside for emergencies.
The report is a spin-off from one in July
led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York Lt.
Gov. Richard Ravitch. Illinois
was among six states examined.
Gov. Pat Quinn spokesman Abdon Pallasch says
the July report highlighted problems the Illinois
governor has fixed or proposed solutions for.