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

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters during a School Safety Summit Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters during a School Safety Summit Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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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.

(Read the full transcript of Gov. Quinn's State of the State address.)

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

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