What Happens To Tax Dollars In A State With No Budget?

What Happens To Tax Dollars In A State With No Budget?

A listener named John recently asked WBEZ’s Curious City an intriguing question: Since Illinois doesn’t have a state budget, where are our tax dollars going, and what, if anything, are they funding? The question came with a sneaky addendum: Why shouldn’t we all just stop paying taxes? 

WBEZ’s Dan Weissman uncovered the answers in a report earlier this week for Curious City. He joins us to explain his findings.