Quinn to call for more cuts, scrutiny in budget
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to call for additional cuts and more scrutiny of money that's automatically sent to local governments, public transportation and other programs when he presents his proposed budget Wednesday.
The Chicago Democrat's aides said the governor will propose cuts to the more than $2 billion in funds they describe as "on autopilot."
Those fund transfers — for programs ranging from tourism to horse breeding and violence prevention — are set in state statute. Quinn's staff wouldn't say Tuesday how much the governor will ask to cut from those areas, but attempting to change the amount the programs receive is likely to set up a contentious debate among lawmakers already at odds over the state's worst-in-the-nation pension problem.
If you have any technical difficulties, either with your username and password or with the payment options, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org