SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Quinn zeroes out controversial anti violence program, and other budget stuff

Monday, Mar 31, 2014

* The AP drilled into the governor’s budget a little bit and found a few surprises. The biggest surprise, which probably shouldn’t be a surprise

Quinn also has suggested zeroing out funding for the Community Based Organizations for Violence Prevention program, which succeeded the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which has received $15 million over the past two years.

You’ll recall that the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was at the center of a scathing Auditor General’s report for its shoddy and goofy operations. Obviously, the governor wants to distance himself from that program. But what happens if violence spikes again this year?

* A few more

The Murphysboro youth center, which closed two years ago, could serve as a facility minimum security facility for more than 400 drunken driving offenders, according to the governor’s office. […]

The Joliet Youth home, which closed last February, also would be repurposed, according to governor’s budget office documents. […]

The governor’s office of management and budget would see a 30 percent budget increase under Quinn’s plan, as it adds seven positions. Pallasch said the increase “comes from the addition of a new requirement that would audit state grants and is housed in the governor’s office.”

But that “requirement” is a bill sponsored by state Rep. Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates that hasn’t yet been passed by the Legislature.

* Despite the expansions, the governor turned thumbs down on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dream of expanding Soldier Field in order to attract a Super Bowl

“We have serious financial challenges,” Quinn said. “Changing Soldier Field, making it bigger? It just ain’t gonna work.”

* From the Daily Herald

In defending his proposal to make Illinois’ 2011 income tax increase permanent, Gov. Pat Quinn Friday called his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s plan to let the tax lapse and slash the budget a “scheme.”

Quinn argues Rauner can’t promise to both stabilize the state’s troubled budget and lower tax rates. Illinois needs the extra money to fix its budget woes, Quinn said.

“He basically has a scheme, and it’s not an honest scheme,” Quinn said.

Pushing the larger tax as he seeks re-election is risky, but Quinn has blasted Rauner and other Republicans for not offering a similarly detailed proposal.

“Some people think you get elected by not saying anything substantive,” Quinn said.

The governor’s office also pointed out to me this morning that slashing the budget could result in higher local property taxes, if education takes a hit. Rauner has pledged to protect education spending, but where would he find the money if the tax hike expires or is repealed? He doesn’t really say. The Illinois Policy Institute has called on the state to drastically cut funding to local governments, but that would also undoubtedly lead to property tax hikes.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


9 Comments
  1. - Walter Mitty - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 12:04 pm:

    This is a problem of Quinn’s making along with the D’s… A temporary tax that is now permanent plus higher property taxes. This is a time Rauner should be running the ad’s define him. Get the $55 mil boondoggle on the air… This is the record an incumbant has to run on… Good Luck.


  2. - Oops - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 12:05 pm:

    Gov. Quinn said in lieu of Super Bowl, Chicago should bid for the Final Four tournament. Apparently, he didn’t realize that the Final Four is always held in a NFL domed stadium. Indeed, the NCAA requires an indoor stadium holding 60,000+ seats. Oops.


  3. - Levois - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    As for the Soldier Field proposal is this just another indication that the Mayor and Governor still don’t quite get a long.

    Also they’ve been talking about re-doing solider field for years. Especially for the Chicago Bears. Even discussed building a new stadium in the city.

    If we want the Super Bowl or the NCAA final four they ought to just build a new stadium.


  4. - Demoralized - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    ==Quinn argues Rauner can’t promise to both stabilize the state’s troubled budget and lower tax rates==

    That’s exactly right. But the mathematically challenged don’t seem to understand that.


  5. - Confused - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    How about zeroing out all salaries for Township elected officials. That’s not a state expense, but it is one payed for by taxpayer property taxes. In my Township that would be a nice $250 savings per year to help out with the supposed rise in property taxes that will happen if the income tax hike expires.


  6. - Esteban D - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 2:05 pm:

    == The governor’s office of management and budget would see a 30 percent budget increase under Quinn’s plan, as it adds seven positions. ==

    GOMB has been growing at a solid clip since the tax increase. According to state budget books, the GOMB annual budget (in $ thousands) and GOMB personnel size:

    FY2008 (actual): $325,797.2 / 41 employees / Source page 11-66 (FY2010 Budget Book)

    FY2009 (actual): $322,918.7 / 46 employees / Source page 10-71 (FY2011 Budget Book)

    FY2010 (actual): $322,326.9 / 47 employees / Source page 11-64 (FY2012 Budget Book)

    FY2011 (actual): $338,204.6 / 49 employees / Source page 5-165 (FY2013 Budget Book)

    FY2012 (actual): $340,122.7 / 44 employees / Source page 6-176 (FY2014 Budget Book)

    FY2013 (actual): $358,941.9 / 45 employees / Source page 6-194 (FY2015 Budget Book)

    FY2014 (enacted): $395,941.9 / 69 employees / Source page 6-194 (FY2015 Budget Book)

    FY2015 (recommended): $464,708.9 / 76 employees / Source page 6-194 (FY2015 Budget Book)

    During the 4 years prior (FY2008 - FY2011), GOMB’s budget grew by $12,407.40 (4%) and they added 8 employees.

    During the 4 years since (FY2012 - FY2015), GOMB’s proposed budget will have grown by $124,586.2 (36.63%) and added 32 employees.

    This is not meant as a criticism, but more a curiosity (especially since the FY2015 numbers are not final yet).

    Has there been a major expansion in necessary GOMB responsibilities since FY2011 / FY2012? Besides, of course, Rep. Crespo’s bill which has yet to be passed? For example, what drives the sudden increase from 45 to 69 employees during 2013-2014?

    Does anyone have any ideas that help better understand this overall situation? Are we spending more “because we can” or spending more “because we have to”?


  7. - Jen - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 2:10 pm:

    Quinn should stop calling some of the approp requests “extra money” - when you don’t have enough to pay your bills then it is not extra


  8. - Walker - Monday, Mar 31, 14 @ 3:04 pm:

    For Quinn to call Rauner’s position “a dishonest scheme” is beautifully Rovian. And it was the DH headline.

    Attack your opponent first by projecting on them your own biggest image vulnerability (honesty), and then undercut their biggest claimed strength (wealth and how he made it).


  9. - Soccermom - Tuesday, Apr 1, 14 @ 7:53 am:

    Esteban, this math just doesn’t make sense.

    “During the 4 years since (FY2012 - FY2015), GOMB’s proposed budget will have grown by $124,586.2 (36.63%) and added 32 employees.”

    That’s about $4,000 in salary per new employee.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Rauner makes cheery visit to Illinois State Museum
* The Tier 2 difference
* *** UPDATED x3 *** Attorney General goes to court
* Credit Unions – Protecting Financial Futures
* GOP legislator wants "temporary, balanced budget"
* Food for thought
* The blame game
* Meanwhile, in the real world...
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Be ready to wait past July 29 for your Windows 10 upgrade
        * 'Beats 1 Plays' Live Tweets Songs Played on Beats 1 Radio
        * Snapchat update: tap to view, snapcodes with picture, two-step authentication
        * Huawei Zero set to rival Moto 360 with 4-day battery, lower price tag
        * HTC may introduce high-performance new camera with this fall’s Aero
        * Pluto TV will soon get ad-supported Hulu shows
        * Last chance to save on the Mpow 3-Port Car Charger

        * Tip Tester: How Other Sriracha Sauces Compare to the Original Rooster
        * Build a Modern Bookcase Using a Single Sheet of Plywood
        * Deal Of The Day: 10% Off On Clocky Alarm Clock
        * The Varia™ Rearview Bike Radar Keeps Cyclists Safer From Getting Hit From Behind
        * Brilliant: Shelfpack Is The Suitcase For Those Who, Well, Live Out Of Their Suitcase
        * AT&T Galaxy S5 Receives Big Update
        * The Woof Washer 360 Helps You Get Your Dog Clean

        * Tatis Jr. among White Sox finds on int'l market
        * Who will finish second in homers for the 2015 White Sox?
        * White Sox not deterred by delays, top Cards
        * White Sox shows signs in two wins vs. Cards
        * White Sox show signs in two wins vs. Cards
        * White Sox 7, Cardinals 1: Living after midnight
        * Danks draws O's Ubaldo in Chicago opener

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Our view: Maybe freeze will help teach a few le.....
        * Residents Hit by Tornado Get More Time to File .....
        * Residents hit by tornado get more time to file .....
        * Illinois tornado victims get more time to file .....
        * House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues .....
        * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle c.....
        * Residents hit by tornado get more time to file .....


        * Illinois AG asks judge to OK payments without state budget
        * Quincy police held suspected shooter before releasing him
        * Illinois River hits record flood stage at Beardstown
        * Town of Fairdale rezoned to make tornado recovery easier
        * Belleville woman pleads guilty in newborn son's suffocation
        * Indiana law spurs 'fireworks tourism' from Illinoisans
        * Champaign man who admitted killing U of I student sentenced
        * Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance
        * 2 red panda cubs born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo
        * U of Illinois president puts raise talk off over budget

        * State lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
        * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
        * Lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
        * Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600
        * Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youths
        * Illinois House defeats 1-month budget; same bill coming from Senate
        * Rauner vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers
        * Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding
        * Illinois Senate committee advances plan to increase school funding
        * Democrats push 1-month budget; Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

        * Why Burger King sells red hamburgers in Japan
        * Navistar shuts Indianapolis foundry
        * Chicago Cut team scores again with C Chicago
        * Why Madison Hall could make Loop shopping cool again
        * Mattress maker kicks Trump out of bed


          * Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entering 2016 presidential race
          * 'Crash-and-grab' robbers hit Beverly store
          * Paralyzed cop says he's being evicted because city failed to pay bills
          * Police: Man strangled woman with computer cord, then posted confession on Facebook
          * Inside the failed prosecution of Chicago Detective Dante Servin
          * Mom: Boy, 10, hit by SUV on basketball court 'doing okay'
          * Chicago extends taxing power to online movies, music, more
          * Man who admitted killing U. of I. student from Chicago sentenced
          * Prosecutors: 'Squatters' rented out foreclosed homes in 'brazen scheme'
          * 1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings


          * For same-sex marriage opponents, the fight is far from over
          * Emails show Emanuel, top officials aware of Clinton's private address
          * After pension payment, Chicago Public Schools to make $200M in cuts
          * CPS, Emanuel warn of deep cuts, layoffs to school district
          * After marriage equality, what's next for the LGBT movement?
          * The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face
          * The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthday
          * Supreme Court rules all states must license and recognize same-sex marriages
          * Preckwinkle may reevaluate sales tax plan if Springfield acts on pensions
          * Democratic lawmaker 'mad as hell' over Rauner's veto of state budget


          * Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeks court ruling on state payments during budget impasse
          * Our Opinion: Winslow looks to heal divisions
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Gov. Rauner's tone has changed, Sen. Andy Manar says
          * George Will: Some GOP candidates becoming unhinged
          * Eugene Robinson: In Charleston, 'the power of God's grace'
          * State lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
          * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
          * Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600
          * Budget impasse shuts down Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youths
          * Rauner vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers


          * Many but not all in GOP object as U.S., Cuba plan embassies
          * Solid hiring, lower U.S. unemployment rate, but wages flat
          * Gulf states reach $18.7 billion settlement with BP over oil spill
          * Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entering 2016 presidential race
          * Luciano: Batter up! Seeking the perfect 'walk-up song'
          * Misdemeanor charges filed against Gerard campaign worker
          * Daily Digest 7/2/15
          * IDOT suspends road work for holiday
          * Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen 7/2/2015
          * A sight to behold


          * Deadheads get a new way to add Garcia to their social media
          * Durbin pushes for greater access to heroin overdose antidote
          * The Latest: Israel PM offers condolences over Sinai attacks
          * Polish PM candidate vows no euro, more economic justice
          * Bill Clinton visits Vietnam to mark 20th anniversary of ties

          * Where's Weyermuller? Politics and the Gay Pride Parade 2015
          * Univ. of Illinois anti-Semitic professor lands position in Beirut
          * Huston: LaHood takes $3,500 from Clinton-linked lobbying group
          * 18th CD GOP candidate forum Monday in Springfield
          * Illinois could implement nation's highest pot-impaired driving threshold
          * Illinois Governor nixes raises for state lawmakers
          * Number of Illinois medical pot patients tops 2,600 and growing
          * Grateful Dead Top Priority for Illinois Democrat Legislator
          * Arn: Rockford Mayor Calls Opponents Of New Public Housing "Racist"
          * What Makes America Different?


          * State, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement - Workers at IDOT, DHS, IDES, and CMS in Cook County to Vote on New Contract
          * Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado - Deadlines Pushed to December 31, 2015
          * Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity
          * IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained - Fireworks Show Sponsors Reminded to Check Credentials of Fireworks Vendors
          * Governor Receives Initial Criminal Justice Commission Report

              * Durbin Statement On Opening Of Embassies W......

              * Kirk supports Granite City stroke survivor......




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller