By: Diane Benjamin
A reader made a terrific point: Did the Budget Task Force have a line item budget – like the one I’ve been posting? I suspect not since they only spoke of BIG spending items. Maybe they should meet again and prove they weren’t a joke because right now they sure look like it!
Legal starts on page 99: FY 2017 Budget Detail
Outside Legal expense: (most if not all spent outside of Bloomington-Normal)
$700,000 goes to Springfield. The $100,000 is spread between various law firms, some in Chicago and Peoria.
Pre-Renner is wasn’t close to this high.