Illinois / Pat Quinn
11:50 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Quinn: State of State will focus on jobs

Gov. Pat Quinn says his State of the State address will include a proposal for tax relief for Illinois families.

The Democrat gives his speech Wednesday in Springfield. He says he'll focus on talking about jobs and economic growth. Quinn says those are the issues foremost on people's minds.

During an appearance in Chicago on Tuesday, Quinn declined to give details of any of his proposals until Wednesday.

A spokeswoman says Quinn is expected to lay out an agenda that'll include several proposals.

Quinn says the way out of Illinois' fiscal crisis isn't just about cutting the budget. He says the key is job creation,
especially with small, young companies.

On Tuesday, he announced two Chicago area start-up companies that will benefit from the state's new venture capital fund.