"I don't know where the cuts will be, but the cuts will be deep, and the cuts will be severe," Williams said.
"I'm ashamed of our state government as a whole. Individually, I advocate for a revenue system so we can invest in education on the front end, so we don't have to invest in incarceration on the back end," said State Sen. Kwame Raoul.
"The best reduction in violence plan we have is more education, and more jobs upon graduation," Rainbow PUSH President Rev. Jesse Jackson said.
Jackson also said the legislature should also fight violence by banning assault weapons.