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Quinn wants legislators to leave closing decisions to him

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:23:04 CDT

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is speaking out against a proposal that would give legislators the final say in closing state facilities. The closures are now decided by a state commission. Quinn's budget plan orders the closure of 59 state facilities and offices to save money. He says lawmakers shouldn't make that call:


"And you don't want the legislative branch trying to do its job and someone else's job. So I think that bill is not a very good bill at all. It's a bad bill. And it won't help us get to a better budget in Illinois."

Quinn says the plan to allow lawmakers to vote on facility closures likely won't pass. The State Senator pushing the bill has a prison slated for closure in his district.

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