Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.
Donna Arduin will receive an estimated $165,000 for nearly eight months of work. But her contract expires Friday amid a continuing deadlock over the state budget.
Rauner has defended his decision to hire Arduin after Democrats argued that her initial contract of $30,000 per month highlights the governor's practice of paying high salaries to his top aides.
Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly tells The (Decatur) Herald & Review (http://bit.ly/1IkbBfO ) that Arduin aided in crafting the governor's budget proposal. Kelly says Arduin also worked across the administration to help the state's first Republican governor in 12 years get his staff on track.
Arduin also helped train budget office employees and draft budget reforms.
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