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Illinois Gov’s State of the State Address Preview

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Photo: Getty/Alex Wong

Photo: Getty/Alex Wong

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – As Illinois Governor Pat Quinn prepares to give his State of the State address next week, speculation about what he will include and what he won’t is rampant in Springfield.

Many of the governor’s priorities in his 2013 speech were dealt with by the legislature and are off the table now including pension reform and same-sex marriage.

Though Quinn didn’t spill the beans in an interview Thursday he did say “it’s important that we have a continued building in our state.”

Adding that Illinois should support the “fundamentals” like building and repairing roads, fixing bridges also making sure schools are in good condition.

Political observers say its also a good bet that Quinn will continue his push to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour, which he recently said should be passed and put into place by the end of this year.

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