Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Rauner: Budget signed by Quinn is 'broken'

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Illinois,Budgets and Deficits,Bruce Rauner,Pat Quinn

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says the spending plan Gov. Pat Quinn has signed into law is a "broken budget."

In a statement Monday, Rauner says there should be structural reforms to "shake up" the way Springfield does business. Rauner has released some ideas of his own proposed spending plan, including merging the comptroller and treasurer's office.

Rauner also wants to sell most of the state's planes, something Quinn said Monday he's also interested in.

Quinn used his line-item veto power Monday to make minor cuts to a $35.7 billion state budget plan he has called "incomplete." Quinn says he's eliminating $250 million for renovations of the state Capitol.

The two are locked into one of the most competitive governor's races nationwide. Quinn is seeking a second full term.

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