Study: Voter Misinformation Contributes To Budget Crisis

If you’re wondering who to blame for the state budget crisis, the answer may be you, at least in part.

A review of statewide polling since 2008 by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute reveals a common pattern… Illinoisans have generally demanded lower taxes but also don’t want to see any cuts in the services those taxes pay for.

A professor with the Institute says voters need more education on budget realities… and politicians need to be more honest with their constituents.

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