State of the State

State News
6:12 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Why not combine the State of the State and budget addresses?

Something notable was missing from Governor Pat Quinn’s State of the State address this week: talk about Illinois’ finances. Presumably that’ll come when he gives his budget address next month. This got IPR'S Lee Strubinger wondering: why not have just one speech?

Like Quinn, Senator John Sullivan of Rushville is a Democrat. Still, he says the State of the State speech was lacking detail, and it left him wondering what will happen to the state's budget.

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State News
6:23 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Local lawmakers react to State of the State

State Senator Darin LaHood says the governor’s rhetoric does not match Illinois’ reality.

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