Quinn to Take Action Saturday on Illinois Budget

June 30, 2012

Gov. Pat Quinn's office says he will take action Saturday on the Illinois budget for fiscal year 2013.

Quinn received budget legislation from state lawmakers Friday.

According to his public schedule, he will take action on the budget Saturday morning in downtown Chicago. Quinn has until midnight Saturday to act on the budget.

The Senate sent seven key budget bills and a technical measure allowing spending for fiscal 2013 to the Democratic governor's desk.

Revenue forecasts forced lawmakers to slash primary school funding by $210 million. Spending on prisons and state police drop $69 million.

There's money to keep open prisons at Dwight and Tamms. Quinn says he'll close those anyway.

Story source: AP