The Daybook From Home
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has laid out his budget plan to get the state's finances on track.‚ But lawmakers have yet to get on board.‚ Sean Crawford reports: ( :58‚ soc) During his budget address... Quinn cautioned the General Assembly that the state won't be able to cut its way out of the financial crisis.‚ He called such thinking mean spirited and says it would lead to layoffs ... as well as to children and the elderly losing access to health care.... QuinnA‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ :07‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ (Now I don't believe the people of Illinois support a harsh and mean spirited doomsday budget." Governor Quinn says an historic budget deficit forced him to propose hikes in the income tax...‚ vehicle registrations... cigarette purchases and call for employee furloughs and major changes in government pensions. But Palatine Republican Senator Matt Murphy says he doesn't buy Quinn's claims about further spending cuts Murphy1‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ :‚ ‚ ‚ ‚ "They're not easy and I'm not here to say it is.‚ But you can either raise taxes that will put more people out of work or you can balance the budget like everyone is having to do at home.." Lawmakers will debate the budget plan.... and likely make changes to it... over the next couple of months.
OK this working from home thing is getting kind of hard. I have five fewer TVs, a much slower internet connection, and a diminishing ability to think and/or stay awake. ‚ Other than that, it's pretty much all upside, what with the couch, quiet surroundings and ability to do whatever I want with no one watching. I think we have a winner.
But wait, how can I prep Lisa Labuz for newscasts tomorrow morning from my kitchen table? Now I remember why I can't work from home. If only I could build a radio station in here, then I'd have it as easy as the web team! Why is life so unfair?