Quinn Hints at End to Budget Impasse

Quinn Hints at End to Budget Impasse
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Quinn Hints at End to Budget Impasse
AP/File

Quinn Hints at End to Budget Impasse

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is hinting the state’s budget stalemate could finally be resolved early next week.

The Governor had said repeatedly that he wouldn’t sign a capital bill until lawmakers gave him a balanced budget.

But now, Quinn says he’s planning to sign the $29 billion construction bill Monday.

So what about the budget?

QUINN: I think the two come together. It’s very, very important that we have economic recovery in Illinois, and a stable budget. The two go together. And I think … Monday, we’re going to be working on the jobs, and on Tuesday, hopefully, we’re going to get a stable budget.

The Governor also announced Friday that he’s holding off on his tax hike proposal until November.

That had been a sticking point with legislative leaders.

Quinn now says “the ingredients are in place” for lawmakers to pass a spending plan when they return to Springfield Tuesday.