Yesterday's State of the State address by Governor Pat Quinn left many area lawmakers scratching their heads. Illinois is still dealing with a multi-billion dollar debt, as Quinn proposed an estimated half-billion dollars in new economic initiatives.
Democrat State Senator Bill Haine of Alton says Governor Quinn's State of the State speech does not line up with reality.
Republicans like Carlinville's Sam McCann say Quinn is living in a fantasy land, outlining proposals to extend tax breaks to businesses that hire veterans, provide more college grants for low income students, abolish the natural gas tax, and put more money into early education.
The Governor has said more details about his plans will be available when he delivers his budget address in a few weeks. He says a major focus this year needs to be on job creation.