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Pat Quinn Budget

Can't Pat Quinn Get Any Respect?

James Warren | Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago
James Warren

Governor Pat Quinn is smart, well meaning, and as honest as Abe. Too bad he's become the Rodney Dangerfield of Illinois politics (and No. 70 on the Power 100 list).

Don't Balance the Illinois Budget on the Backs of HIV Patients

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 07.21.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

The proposed Medicaid changes will be a signal this administration is retreating in the fight AIDS. For the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois who rely on Medicaid, let's hope Gov. Quinn reconsiders.

Budget Surprise: Quinn Makes Deeper Cuts To Medicaid, Schools

Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

With the fiscal year wrapping up at midnight on June 30, observers watched carefully to see what Illinois Governor Pat Quinn would do with the budget ...

After Outcry, Quinn Scales Back Human-Services Cuts

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The ordinarily quiet River North neighborhood of Chicago was rattled by gunfire Wednesday afternoon. Reginald Hardaman, a panhandler who for decades h...

Quinn Announces New Budget For Coming Year, Relying On Heavy Borrowing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois governor Pat Quinn laid out his budget plan for the coming year, a $52.7 billion package that relies heavily on borrowing to pay off the stat...

Quinn Wants To Borrow Billions To Pay Down Pension, Operating Deficits

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn wants to borrow billions of dollars to pay down the state's operating and pension deficits, a proposal some lawmakers say faces an uphill b...

Quinn's Chatty Budget Director: Tax Hike Will Be Bigger Than Previously Reported

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn is not having a good day. First, yet another poll was released that shows Republican Bill Brady leading Quinn 44-37. Then, the go...

Illinois' Budget NIGHTMARE: A Guide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois State Legislature is set to adjourn at the end of this week. Looming large over the close of the legislative session is the state's massi...

Chicago Public Schools: Budget Cuts Prompt Students To Walk Out, March On CPS Headquarters

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About 700 students gathered in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters this morning to protest drastic budget cuts which they say they are alread...

Quinn Back To Springfield To Sort Out Budget Mess

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor says increasing the cigarette tax would help fund education. But he's received little support for his proposed income tax hike....

Gov. Quinn: No Borrowing Without $2 in Cuts for Each $1 Borrowed

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

Governor Quinn wants to take the option to borrow again to get through another year. Common sense dictates that borrowing on top of borrowing will eventually lead to bankruptcy.

Civic Federation: Quinn's Budget Plan 'Irresponsible'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposed his state budget in March, to much public skepticism. And two months later, critics are no happier. The Civic Federa...

THOUSANDS Swarm State Capitol SUPPORTING Tax Hike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 15,000 people gathered at the Capitol in Springfield Wednesday calling for a tax increase that could stave off major budget cuts. The gat...

Chicago To Lose $68 Million In Funding From The State

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cities and counties across the state could be handcuffed into slashing police and fire forces, cutting back on waste removal and raising taxes under a...

Quinn Has Tragically Wasted Budget Opportunities

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

By offering to buy off small groups of legislators with sweetheart budget carve outs, Quinn is using dishonorable techniques to get his budget passed. These back room dealings reek of impropriety.

Illinois Budget Crisis: Quinn Likely To Be Left With Tough Decisions

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even the best options are bad as legislators return to Springfield today to take another whack at fixing a budget that spends $13 billion more than it...

Chicago Police Officers To Patrol Expressways? State Police Layoffs Could Spread CPD (More) Thin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's budget woes could cause the already understaffed Chicago Police Department to be spread even more thin. As Illinois State Police face layo...

Pat Quinn On 'Chicago Tonight': Defends Tax Hike, Asks Legislators To Act (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the moment Governor Pat Quinn's interview started on Monday's "Chicago Tonight," he knew it wasn't going to be easy. "Governor Quinn, welcome ba...

Pat Quinn's Budget Address: The Morning After

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn criticized his own budget address while proposing it on Wednesday, and after the speech many writers and politicians were happy to share the...

Pat Quinn's Budget Plan: Gov Says Tax Hike Would Save Education, But Not In Formal Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As predicted, Gov. Pat Quinn did not include a tax hike in his formal budget proposal Wednesday, but after listing the massive cuts to education that ...

Time to Fundamentally Change the Budget Process in Springfield

Rep. Jack Franks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jack Franks

We are failing those who elected us. I call on every member of the Assembly to withdraw any bill they have introduced this session that will add to the state's expenses going forward.

Quinn's Fix: State Must Borrow Nearly $1B To Make It Through Winter

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants to borrow close to $1 billion to finance the state through the winter....

The Spirit of the Illinois Constitution

Edwin Yohnka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Yohnka

Is it really possible that a school whose mission is based on teaching a specific set of religious values can distinguish which parts of the building are religious and which are not?

Quinn Confident Rival Hynes Will Approve Loan

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he doesn't think politics will stop a short-term loan from getting approved by the state's comptroller....

Quinn Plans Layoffs After Union Balks At Concessions

State Journal-Register | Ryan Keith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn's administration said today it will have to move forward with significant layoffs of state workers after the largest union refused to r...