Governor Pat Quinn has signed the new state budget… after making some minor changes to it.
Quinn used his line item veto to cut $250 million that had been set aside for renovations at the State Capitol.
The governor also announced that he has ordered the state to sell 9 of its fleet of 21 airplanes… seven of which are maintained by IDOT and two which belong to Illinois State Police.
The modest cuts did not impress Republicans.
GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner says the budget still represents Quinn’s “broken promises” to taxpayers.
And Republican treasurer candidate Tom Cross says the budget is unbalanced and unconstitutional… and vows to sue over it if he’s elected this fall.