Illinois Governor says Many State and Municipal Workers Could Be Laid Off If Federal Aid Is Not Passed

Illinois Governor J-B Pritzker says if Illinois doesn’t get federal aid, many state and city jobs may be lost. The governor says his state agency directors are identifying five percent cuts that could be made if congress doesn’t approve an aid package.

He says cities and counties will be hurting too, including in public safety.

The governor says no federal help may mean thousands of people are furloughed or laid off.