Credit houses send Illinois positive financial signals


Credit houses send Illinois positive financial signals

Two of the nation’s top credit-rating houses smiled favorably on Illinois financial outlook Monday following votes the previous day in the House of Representatives to end the nation’s longest budget standoffFitch Ratings and S&P Global each issued encouraging notices despite Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s immediate threat to veto the 32 percent tax hike approved to finance the budget. And they came despite a slowing of momentum Monday to resolve the ongoing budget deadlock. Only Democrats attended a meeting of legislative leaders and Senate President John Cullerton was noncommittal about when he’d begin budget concurrence action.But the credit agencies, which …

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