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Quinn Introduces Budget Changes

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Today, Governor Quinn addressed money for veterans, cuts in education and what to do with gambling revenue.
Revising the amount of money allocated for these departments is what Governor Quinn believes could help reform the $97-billion pension crisis. 

Governor Quinn plans to cut $400 million from education but plans to preserve funding for early childhood education and some college scholarships.

He stated in his speech that any state revenues from gambling should go towards education but while making some cuts are beneficial, the Governor wants to include more money for veterans service in the budget.

That would go toward Illinois veterans's homes and he continued to urge lawmakers to approve a pension legislation immediately.

"It is costing taxpayers an additional $17 million a day," Quinn said. "Illinois taxpayers are losing patience with your lack of action."

Governor Quinn goes on to say that the state must pay down the backlogs of bills by suspending unnecessary corporate tax loopholes.


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