Governor Pat Quinn’s annual budget address is scheduled for Feb. 16 and Republican lawmakers are looking forward to receiving more detail about the Governor’s fiscal proposal, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Also during the week, Senate lawmakers worked to meet a bill introduction deadline of February 10, and then paid tribute to a long-time colleague who is retiring after two decades of legislative service.

Senator Bivins said GOP legislators are particularly interested to see if the Governor will advance the budget cuts and reforms Illinois needs to reduce the state’s massive deficit." />

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