Illinois Legislature
6:03 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Final Stretch At Illinois Statehouse

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Illinois lawmakers are set to meet every day through May 31st when the session is scheduled to adjourn.  Plans for the next state budget are expected to begin surfacing this week.

Other major issues before legislators include the state's pensions, same-sex marriage, and new casinos.

The House and Senate are working on dueling versions - the Senate, for example, is expected to fight against cuts to education.

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6:35 am
Sun July 1, 2012

Quinn signs new Illinois budget


The $33.7 billion dollar budget is $57 million dollars less than the budget lawmakers sent him. As promised, the governor is moving to close several state facilities, including Rockford's Singer Mental Health Center. 

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5:51 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

The Governor's Budget Address

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”

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