budget http://northernpublicradio.org en Quinn Makes Minor Changes To State Budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-makes-minor-changes-state-budget <p></p><p>Illinois will have a budget in place when the state's new fiscal year begins Tuesday. The governor signed it into law Monday. He left much of the plan approved by Democratic legislators intact, with a couple of exceptions meant to play well with voters. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:07:44 +0000 Amanda Vinicky & Mike Moen 49902 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Makes Minor Changes To State Budget Lawmaker Bothered By Interfund Borrowing http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-bothered-interfund-borrowing <p>Democrats wanted to use the higher income tax rate to prop up the state budget. Instead, they turned to "interfund borrowing" which involves taking funds from hundreds of small pools of money earmarked for specific purposes.</p><p>Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) doesn't support the idea.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I'm concerned about how you're raising the money for those funds and whether or not you're spending the money from those funds the way you told the taxpayers or the contributors to that fund that you would spend it."</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:18:46 +0000 Hannah Meisel 48429 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmaker Bothered By Interfund Borrowing Final Stretch At Illinois Statehouse http://northernpublicradio.org/post/final-stretch-illinois-statehouse <p>Illinois lawmakers are set to meet every day through May 31st when the session is scheduled to adjourn.&nbsp;&nbsp;Plans for the next state budget are expected to begin surfacing this week.</p><p id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369040866314_4761"><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1369040866314_4759">Other major issues before legislators include the state's pensions, same-sex marriage, and new casinos.</span></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 11:03:14 +0000 WNIJ 30122 at http://northernpublicradio.org Final Stretch At Illinois Statehouse Quinn signs new Illinois budget http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-new-illinois-budget <p>The&nbsp;$33.7 billion dollar budget is&nbsp;$57&nbsp;million&nbsp;dollars less than the budget lawmakers sent him.&nbsp;As promised, the governor is moving to close several state facilities, including Rockford&#39;s&nbsp;Singer Mental Health&nbsp;Center.<span></span>&nbsp; Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:35:52 +0000 Mike Moen & Michael Puente 14287 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn signs new Illinois budget The Governor's Budget Address http://northernpublicradio.org/post/governors-budget-address <p>Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing &ldquo;today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:51:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 7367 at http://northernpublicradio.org The Governor's Budget Address