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The Worst Expected 2010 State Budget Gaps

Highest Estimate FY 2010 Gap: $7.289 billionPercent of General Fund: 21.2% Highest Estimate FY 2009 Gap: $4.317 billion*Percent of General Fund: 13.7%2007 Total Tax Revenue: $71.255 billionDebt at end of FY 2007: $54.535 billion*Current FY 2009 estimates remain at highs.

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9. Illinois

Highest Estimate FY 2010 Gap: $7.289 billion
Percent of General Fund: 21.2%

Highest Estimate FY 2009 Gap: $4.317 billion*
Percent of General Fund: 13.7%

2007 Total Tax Revenue: $71.255 billion
Debt at end of FY 2007: $54.535 billion

*Current FY 2009 estimates remain at highs.

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