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Quinn Budget Increases Education Spending

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



Illinois Tries to Bail Itself Out

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


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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


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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.”