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Quinn: Deeper budget cuts can't be made

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[May 13, 2009]  CHICAGO -- As the deadline for a new state budget approaches, Gov. Pat Quinn says deeper spending cuts can't be made.

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.

[Associated Press]

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