GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (WBBM) — Several Illinois Senate Republicans say they are ready to sit down and talk with Gov. Pat Quinn about the state budget, but not about more long-term borrowing.
As WBBM Newsradio 780 Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, six Republican state senators gathered in west suburban Glen Ellyn to declare the GOP is not the party of “no.”
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Sen. John Millner (R-St. Charles) says it’s the party of “know.”
“We know we have to create jobs. We know you can’t spend more money than you take in. We know that we have to reduce spending immediately. We know we have to stop borrowing,” Millner said.
The senators are pushing their budget plans, which includes $5 billion in spending cuts and no new long-term borrowing, but they say they might go along with Quinn’s request for short-term federal money to pay Medicaid vendors.