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Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield on March 26, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Proposes Making 2011 Income Tax Hike Permanent

Gov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting “extreme and radical” budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.

03/26/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn To Propose Making 2011 Tax Hike Permanent

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to propose making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent in order to avoid massive budget cuts when he presents his election year budget address Wednesday, according to lawmakers briefed on his plans.

03/26/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn presents his annual budget address to the Illinois General Assembly on March 6, 2013, in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: ‘Most Difficult Budget Ever’ Due To Pension Mess

Governor Quinn says he found this his toughest budget to deliver to Illinois lawmakers, and it’s getting criticism from both sides of the aisle, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/06/2013

Illinois House Floor

Quinn’s Budget Address Draws Praise, Ire From Both Sides Of The Aisle

You didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn On Budget: Medicaid Is On Brink Of Collapse

In presenting his 2012 budget plan Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said the state’s Medicaid is on the brink of collapse.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid Cuts

It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.

02/21/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Chamber Applauds Reported State Budget Cut Plans

A group representing Illinois businesses gives Gov. Pat Quinn average grades for job creation, and says an across-the-board budget cut is a good idea.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Set To Announce Major Cuts To Medicaid

Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters on Feb. 19, 2012, about his plan to ask many state agencies to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent when he presents annual budget address. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Asks State Departments To Cut Their Budgets

Gov. Pat Quinn has asked all the state’s constitutional offices and some state agencies to slash their annual budgets by at least 9 percent, but won’t say how he arrived at that figure.

02/19/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Governor Pushing For Merger Of School Districts

Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed a plan to merge the state’s current 868 school districts into no more than 300, a move aimed at saving $100 million.

02/19/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Wants To Borrow Billions, Consolidate School Districts

With an income tax hike already in effect, Gov. Pat Quinn has presented a budget plan that would not raise any new taxes or fees, but would still cut state aide to the poor, reduce a number of services and borrow billions of dollars to pay overdue bills.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011