Although Governor Pat Quinn has said lawmakers are likely to resume work on the state budget before the end of June, it remains uncertain when lawmakers will return to Springfield.

Senator Tim Bivins said Governor Quinn continues to push for additional borrowing to fund higher state spending, and neither he nor his party’s legislative leaders have shown any serious interest in Republican alternatives that could save the state money and eliminate the need for additional borrowing.

“The Governor has proposed to borrow an additional $4 billion dollars. What he has failed to mention is that the $2.25 billion dollars borrowed last year has not yet been paid off, and it is due June 10,” Senator Bivins said. “Anyone who has ever used a credit card to pay off another credit card knows it doesn’t work.”" />

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