Updated 4:10 p.m. March 17, 2011 with Gov. Quinn's comments.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he opposes a package of budget cuts proposed by Illinois Senate Republicans.
The Chicago Democrat said Thursday the "foolhardy" cuts would kills jobs and weaken the economy just as Illinois recovers from a recession.
The Republican plan includes cuts to education, health care and local government. They estimate the savings at $6.7 billion.
The two biggest pieces are the most difficult.