The budget address may be next on the calendar, but at least for today Governor Quinn stuck to his campaign talking points.
QUINN: Raising the minimum wage … a billionaire with nine mansions.
Quinn is scheduled to present his budget at the capitol next week.
When I asked him what he wants for Illinois’ temporary income tax increase which is set to expire at the end of this year he, well … he went back to the script.
QUINN: Well I’ll be talking about that next week and I think uh as you heard when I gave the state of the state address I talked about raising the minimum wage.
University of Illinois political science professor Kent Redfield expects Quinn’s upcoming budget to be filled with cuts.
Redfield says it should be a doomsday budget.
A January report by the governor’s budget office says if the tax hike is allowed to expire, it will mean a shortfall of 1.9 billion dollars in 2015.