Gov. Pat Quinn considers the budget passed by the General Assembly incomplete. Quinn had called for the temporary income tax increase to be made permanent, along with increased spending on education and a property tax refund. He didn’t get them in the budget now waiting for his signature, but says schools shouldn’t suffer in the coming fiscal year.
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“The budget that was passed did maintain education investment,” Quinn said. “There’s other parts of the budget that definitely need help this fiscal year, but in future fiscal years, everything’s in jeopardy.” When asked if he may veto the budget, Quinn said he and his staff are still going through it.