Rep. Morthland's statement on Gov. Quinn's facility closure plan Print
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Written by Rich Morthland   
Thursday, 15 September 2011 07:23
Moline, IL...State Representative Rich Morthland (R-Cordova) released the following statement on Governor Quinn's facility closure and state layoffs plan:

"Governor Quinn is once again holding state employees hostage to put pressure on the General Assembly to approve his billion dollar borrowing plans. What we are seeing is a return to the budgeting methods of Rod Blagojevich. We are seeing more attempts to threaten the General Assembly into spending more money. If the Governor wants to work with us, he needs to stop the bullying and start participating in the budget negotiations."

"We need to have responsible financial accountability and continue the steps we started in May, when the General Assembly sent the Governor a budget $2 billion less than he had proposed spending. We cannot back down to the Governor's threats in this time of dire financial straits."

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