Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed budget includes about $241 million in cuts from funds that are set in state statute. According to the budget, that includes less money for municipalities and public transportation, including agencies in downstate Illinois. Quinn's aides had said the governor would propose cuts to the nearly $3 billion in funds that they describe as ``on autopilot.'' Quinn didn't go into detail during his address, but budget documents released later show the change on the money that increases each year without review. Quinn says he wants to end that and retain 2012 spending levels.
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