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Quinn Budget Increases Education Spending

Illinois governor asking state lawmakers to make a temporary income tax hike permanent

03/26/2014

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$1.6 Billion Drop in Illinois Revenue Predicted Next Year

Some Democrats want an income tax hike extended, but many Republicans oppose it.

02/04/2014

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Economist Says a Lot Needed to Fix the IL Budget Crisis

It concluded Illinois’ finances are in such bad shape it will take a multipronged approach to fix it.

11/02/2013

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Illinois Has a Budget and 160-Thousand Unpaid Bills

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state still has a backlog of bills worth $8 billion.

07/03/2012

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Governor Signs Illinois’ Nearly $34-Billion Budget

Governor Quinn cut $57-milliond from the Department of Corrections and facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.

07/02/2012

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A Warning of Dire Consequences on Illinois Pensions

Todd Maisch of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says lawmakers can’t continue to avoid making tough decisions.

05/10/2012

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Gov’s Budget Not Kind To Retired Ill. Teachers

Pat Quinn’s spokeswoman says cuts are needed, due to fiscal challenges created by decades of mismanagement.

02/26/2012

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Illinois Tries to Bail Itself Out

Now, the governor is asking everyone to cut 9 percent from their budgets.

02/23/2012

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Pensions, Medicaid, Facilities all Targets of Budget Cuts in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn made clear Wednesday that he fears Illinois is on the verge of a financial meltdown

02/22/2012

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka

Ill. Comptroller Calls for Meidcaid and Pension Reforms

Topinka said. “I don’t want pie in the sky. I don’t want to hear about all sorts of new programs that are going to cost the state money when we can’t pay for old programs.”

02/20/2012

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