California’s state budget woes are well known. the state has made some hefty cuts in spending over the years that gained national attention. But those moves have helped the Golden State climb from the bottom of the rankings when it comes to financial health. Unfortunately, guess what has taken it’s place? Illinois.
That’s according to research from Nancy Hudspeth, a resource and policy analyst with the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the U of I Urbana Champaign. She authored a study comparing California with Illinois: