Gov. Pat Quinn has through Monday to act on the state’s budget. Quinn is expected to sign the $35.7 billion budget proposal approved by lawmakers in May.

“We’ve been examining the bills as they passed,” Quinn said. “We’ll have to take action by Monday. The fiscal year begins Tuesday, and so we’ll be working on that through the weekend.”

 

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Quinn had favored making the temporary income tax increase permanent to avoid an estimated $2 billion decline in revenue, but the proposal didn’t have enough support from lawmakers. The budget, however, kept most spending flat despite that projected loss of revenue.

Quinn has called the budget “incomplete,” but had ruled out calling legislators back to Springfield for a special session to work on it further.

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