Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri April 26, 2013
Gov. Quinn's salary increases
Governor Pat Quinn's tax returns show he made more money last year but he gave less to charity than he did in 2011. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.
Quinn had issued an executive order requiring non-unionized workers take furlough days as a way to help ease the state's deficit. At the time he said "unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures."
Illinois' budget is still struggling but Quinn hasn't issued a furlough order since then. The governor's latest tax returns also show he gave $7500 to charity. That's about $4000 less than he gave in 2011. In a press release the governor's office lists Quinn's salary as about $160,000 but that's after pre-tax deductions.