Illinois Gov. Quinn putting budget on the Web - KMOV.com

Illinois Gov. Quinn putting budget on the Web

 

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois is facing a deficit that could reach $13 billion this year, and Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to see the details.

Quinn's budget office is launching a Web site today that will let people get a close up look at Illinois' books.

The Web site is expected to show revenue and expenses for this fiscal year and estimates for next year.

The Democratic governor is gearing up for his March 10 budget address to lawmakers.

Quinn has proposed raising the state income tax to come up with more money.

Quinn says the state has to cut the budget, borrow money, rely on federal dollars and come up with more revenue to weather the financial crisis.

Republican candidate for governor Bill Brady says raising the income tax would drive jobs out of the state.

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News 4 is in Springfield, Illinois today and we will have full coverage of the budget details throughout the day today.

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