ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) — With a $6.5 million dollar deficit for 2018, the Rockford Finance Task Force is meeting for the first time to try to solve what many call a budget crisis.

By the end of 2017, the city expects to be right on budget. However, getting to that point has required some adjustments. Although the city is on track on the expense side of the budget, they are about 3% under previous projections for revenue.

In 2009, a financial was created to solve a nearly $9 million budget deficit the city was facing. At today’s meeting, the new finance task force reviewed the actions…