04/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Quinn To Madigan, Budget Critics: Put Up Or Shut Up

Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Friday that critics of his major income-tax-increase plan put up or shut up about how they would balance the state's out-of-whack budget.

"It's easy to chirp about making a budget better," the governor told the Tribune editorial board after receiving jabs this week from ambitious politicians, including Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan. "If you've got a better plan, you'd better lay it out now because we are in a crisis."

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