Governor Pat Quinn is set to unveil his 30-billion dollar operating budget for Illinois this week. Quinn has pledged to reduce the state's $96-billion pension debt. The state will pay more than $8-billion into the pension system next year and there is still more than $9-billion in unpaid bills sitting on the comptroller's desk.
Gov. Quinn is expected to take about 400-million bucks from the education account in order to help relieve some of the financial pressure. He'll deliver his budget address this Wednesday at noon.