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Governor's Budget Address
When Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn took office earlier this year, he pledged to end years of gridlock caused by the political feud between former Governor Rod Blagojevich and members of the General Assembly. On March 18, Governor Quinn gave his Budget Address for fiscal year 2010 at the State Capitol Building in Springfield, and WSIU's Jak Tichenor was there to file this report as a part of the statewide public television series Illinois Lawmakers. Tichenor, Statehouse correspondent for and host of Illinois Lawmakers, provides an overview of the Governor's speech, followed by reaction from state lawmakers to the Governor's plan to close a budget deficit estimated as high as $9 billion. Quinn also hopes to pass the state's first capital plan in years to help create new jobs.