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Governor Quinn Offers Few Hints for Budget Proposals

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Governor Quinn Offers Few Hints for Budget Proposals

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will present his 2011 state budget proposal on Wednesday.

But he’s keeping his cards close to his vest when it comes to a potential tax increase.

QUINN: Well, you’ll see that on Wednesday, what we’ll be doing with the budget. Obviously that’s a big issue for any governor. But you have to have a governor who knows how to make sure you invest in important things that all of us think highly of, and that includes jobs.

Quinn isn’t offering many hints, except those listed on his budget web site. The governor there mentions the need for budget cuts, borrowing and the continued request of federal assistance. But his “budget basics” section also says that Illinois’ current tax structure isn’t sufficient.

Quinn continues to deliver campaign-themed messages about investing in education, health care and jobs.

Illinoisans can offer their own budgetary suggestions on the governor’s website.

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