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Biblical View on Issues
"The Lenses of Reformation Concerning Failure to Pass State Budget"
by Dr. Patti Amsden
Reformation lens #1 – Good stewardship, which is an ethic that embodies the responsible management of resources, is required of everyone.
Reformation lens #2 – The civil government is given the right to collect taxes from the populace from which all financial obligations are to be paid.
Reformation lens #3 – Wisdom and honesty demand that contractual obligations be constrained by the limits of the resources.
Reformation lens #4 – Contractual obligations created in excess of resources are unwise and often immoral as they run the risk of defaulting on the loan and thus robbing from the lender.
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Illinois Cultural News
Scheduled Legislative Session Ends Without Budget
By Joyce Geiler
At the start of the 103rd General Assembly in January, Democrats in the House and Senate scheduled adjournment for May 19. Per the Illinois Constitution, legislators have until May 31 to pass a budget for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Also, lawmakers still have until the end of May before a constitutional trigger raises the threshold on the number of votes needed to pass legislation from the current simple majority to a three-fifths majority. (1)
Because a budget was not forthcoming last Friday, May 19 at the end of the scheduled legislative session, both chambers of the...
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