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Quinn Makes Minor Cuts to $35.7B Illinois Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday largely approved a 2015 state budget he has criticized as “incomplete” for not extending a temporary income tax increase.


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Illinois State Fair Grandstand Is Getting Band-Aid

State budget woes prevent roof replacement at this time.


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Quinn Calls For ‘Responsible’ Budget

Quinn says he wants a budget that properly funds Illinois schools, as Democratic leaders continue their push to extend a temporary income tax increase.


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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.




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