Governor Pat Quinn wants some more time before he lays out his proposal for next year’s state budget.
Quinn is asking lawmakers to let him move his budget address from late February to March 26th. In that speech, Quinn is expected to discuss his thoughts on the state’s temporary four-year income tax increase… which will expire at the start of 2015.
Moving the speech pushes that politically-risky issue until after the March primary.
But a Quinn spokesman says a majority of budget addresses over the last 20 years have been delayed.