Quinn told reporters in Chicago on Wednesday that he hopes lawmakers
can get it passed when they return to Springfield on Nov. 29.
says there have been good budget negotiations with Democratic and
Republican legislative leaders.
Earlier this year, Quinn said nearly 2,000 workers had to be laid
off and seven state-run centers closed because the state didn't have
the money to operate them. A bipartisan commission of lawmakers
rejected closing the facilities, which include a prison and centers
for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.
Quinn says changes need to be made in how the developmentally
disabled are cared for.
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