Ill. Gov. Quinn vetoes budget plan -

Ill. Gov. Quinn vetoes budget plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed the bare-bones budget lawmakers sent him.

Quinn's veto Wednesday leaves the state without a spending plan on the first day of the new fiscal year.

The Democratic governor made good on a promise to nix any "partial" budget the General Assembly approved. He says taxpayers deserve an "honest budget, a full budget, a balanced budget, and also a decent budget."

Quinn wants an income tax increase to help fill a budget deficit of as much as $11.6 billion. But lawmakers have blocked that.

Anticipating the veto, the House speaker and Senate president on Wednesday said they'll call a special legislative session July 14. They plan to consider overriding the governor's veto.

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