Quinn: Deeper budget cuts can’t be made

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Gov. Pat Quinn says deeper spending cuts can’t be made as the deadline for a new state budget approaches.

Gov. Pat Quinn says deeper spending cuts can’t be made as the deadline for a new state budget approaches. Quinn said his proposed budget already cut "pretty darn deeply." But the Democrat governor has faced calls to cut more as he pushes a budget that includes an income tax increase. For example, Chicago’s Civic Federation says the $1.1 billion in cuts in Quinn’s budget proposed for this year and next should be quadrupled to more than $4 billion. Quinn said his administration is preparing to release details of a doomsday budget that will show what will happen to human services, education and health care if people who advocate "deep, deep cuts" get their way. Quinn says such a budget would harm the people of Illinois. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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