Lawmakers want to limit spending to $35,000
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are trying to keep a lid on spending, but the wording in a budget-plan decree they approved would allow only $35,000 to run the entire state government for a year.
The language was included in a resolution the House adopted Tuesday that was intended to draw a financial line in the sand ahead of Gov. Pat Quinn's address laying out his proposed budget.
The blueprint the Democratic governor offered Wednesday proposes spending $35.6 billion in general operating funds in the fiscal year that begins July 1. The House would slice that by about 1 percent, or $519 million.
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