How much do you know about Illinois’ Financial Fiasco?
1.) When was the last time Illinois had a balanced budget?
2.) Under which governor did Illinois receive 13 credit downgrades, the most under any Illinois governor?
a.) Bruce Rauner -R
b.) Rod Blagoyevich – D
c.) Pat Quinn -D
d.) Jim Edgar – R
3.) Which state currently has the national’s worst credit rating from S&P?
c.) New York
d.) New Jersey
4.) Which of Illinois’ neighboring states have a AAA rating?
d.) All of the above
5.) What is the current total amount of Illinois’ unpaid bills?
a.) $5 billion
b.) $7 billion
c.) $10 billion
d.) $15 billion
6.) How much have AFSCME (largest union in IL of government workers) salaries grown since from 2005-2015?
b.) 18 %
7.) How much on average have Illinois’ private sector workers grown since from 2005-2015?
8.) How much on average do IL state workers on average pay for healthcare in retirement?
9.) Approximately how much of Illlinois’ population is on Medicaid, a program designed as a healthcare safety net for the poor and disadvantaged?
10.) How many people in Illinois are considered living in poverty?
11.) How many people left Illinois in 2018 (the fifth straight year of losing population)?
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