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Quinn To Reveal $1 Billion In Budget Cuts

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says every state agency, office and even the General Assembly will be hit with budget cuts.

Quinn said he will act on a list of cuts Tuesday as he moves to take out an additional $1 billion from the state budget.

The Chicago Democrat warned that everyone will share in the "sacrifice," that will include layoffs and furlough days. He called furloughs a "good idea" for lawmakers and their legislative staffs.

Quinn told suburban lawmakers the cuts were coming when he met with them at his downtown Chicago office.

Quinn has taken his case to fix the budget to rank-and-file lawmakers. He's looking for support to break a deadlock that has left the government without a spending plan.


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