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Groups to Rally in Springfield for Budget

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About 3,000 Illinois residents are expected to rally at the State Capitol in Springfield today. They’re calling for a state budget that cuts the deficit, which is estimated to be about $13 billion.

John Bouman is with the Shriver Center on Poverty Law. He helped organize the rally and he’s calling for the support of a bill to raise the income tax this year.

BOUMAN: The conventional wisdom is that it’s hard to raise taxes in an election year, but this is not a conventional-type crisis.

Some of the state’s largest labor and education groups are expected to attend the rally. Governor Pat Quinn was originally scheduled to present his annual budget by today, but that was recently pushed back to next month.

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