Quinn confirms budget slash request

February 19, 2012 2:21:43 PM PST
Governor Pat Quinn confirmed Sunday that he has asked a number of the state's constitutional offices to slash their annual budgets by at least 9 percent.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon announced Saturday that she would cut her office's budget by 9.4 percent to help Illinois deal with its financial problems.

Quinn presents his budget Wednesday in Springfield.

It is expected to include a number of proposed cuts and closures.