Lunching Over The Budget
At noon today, Governor Quinn will give the annual budget address in which he will reportedly announce a plan that involves borrowing $4.7 billion while making major cuts - including $1.3 billion from education. And while he hasn't included a tax increase, his chief of staff Jerry Stermer indicated that one could be in the future: "He's not included a tax increase in this budget, and that's a conversation that has to happen. The General Assembly has not acted on a tax increase and have given signals they don't want to act on a tax increase." For today's speech, our Editor-in-Chief, Marcus Gilmer, will be joining Dan Sinker (frmr Punk Planet), Ramsin Canon (Gapers Block), Anna Tarkov (Windy Citizen), and Mike Fourcher (Purely Political) for a special Budget Address edition of WBEZ's Lunchbox series. Listen to the speech and follow along with the panel.