Pat Quinn State Of The State 2013: Illinois Governor Talks Gun Control, Minimum Wage, Gay Marriage

02/06/2013 10:35 am ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

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Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his fourth annual State of the State, an address that touched on a wide-ranging set of issues including a proposal to increase the state's minimum wage by almost $2 and the institution of online voter registration.

Illinois, of course, has gotten national attention for its disastrous financial health as of late. The state has nearly $9 billion worth of unpaid bills and, according to ABC Chicago, federal transfer money was responsible for funding a third of the state's activities in 2011. Its $100 billion pension problem is the worst in the nation.

But the governor's speech did not go into many specifics of those finances -- that topic will take center stage during the governor's separate annual budget address later this month.

Below are some of the issues Gov. Quinn touched on Wednesday: