SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn has released documents showing $3 billion in budget cuts made during his tenure.
The documents were released Thursday night and have been requested by lawmakers for months. During the campaign for governor, Quinn insisted he had cut spending but didn't provide details. The Chicago Tribune reports that the new documents offer only an outline of cuts.
For example, they show that $20 million has been cut from the state's circuit breaker program, which gives senior citizens breaks on costs such as buying prescription drugs. Quinn appropriated $24 million in his first full budget year, down from $44 million in the budget he inherited from ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Among other reductions: $4.8 million less for a program to expand technology in schools and $2.1 million less for domestic violence shelters.
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