Quinn Putting Budget on the Web

(AP) -- Illinois is facing a deficit that could reach $13 billion this year, and Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to see the details.

Quinn's budget office is launching a Web site around noon today that will let people get a close up look at Illinois' books.

The Web site is expected to show revenue and expenses for this fiscal year and estimates for next year.

The Democratic governor is gearing up for his March 10 budget address to lawmakers.

Quinn has proposed raising the state income tax to come up with more money.

Quinn says the state has to cut the budget, borrow money, rely on federal dollars and come up with more revenue to weather the financial crisis.

Republican candidate for governor Bill Brady says raising the income tax would drive jobs out of the state.

What do you think of the latest Illinois budget figures released by Gov. Quinn?


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  • by Joanne on Feb 25, 2010 at 02:38 PM
    Let's get the money from Blago that he cost us by flying to Springfield instead of living there.
  • by L Location: Rockford on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    I sure it lists of the policitian's salaries so we can get a real feel for things. Maybe the solution to our financial crisis is less of them, if not, certainly less money for them!!
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