Quinn asks state offices to trim budgets

February 19, 2012 5:31:01 AM PST
Gov. Pat Quinn will detail his budget plan Wednesday.

He's already asking the state's constitutional offices to cut their budgets by at least 9 percent.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon plans to cut her budget by 9.4 percent and request $1.9 million for fiscal year 2013.

That's down from $2.1 million for the current year and the lowest requested appropriation in 16 years.

Secretary of State Jesse White's office is also looking into a 9.4 percent reduction.