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Details of Quinn's billion-dollar budget cut
By John Patterson | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 7/7/2009 12:14 AM

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SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Pat Quinn says even with the tax increase he wants the state budget will need to be trimmed by $1 billion. Here's his plan for those cuts.

Of note, the governor has not yet given the employees union 30 days notice of any layoffs nor has he formally requested furloughs.

Overview of cuts

$185 million: state operations

• 12 furlough days

• More than 1,600 layoffs for non-Department of Corrections staff

$140 million: Medicaid and health insurance

• Includes $100 million saved by moving Medicaid patients to managed care

$250 million: grants

• Cuts will be targeted to maximize federal matching funds

$175 million: education

• Maintains funding at fiscal 2009 levels and preserves all federal ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds

$125 million: Department of Corrections

• More than 1,000 layoffs of DOC personnel

$100 million: additional reserves

$25 million: other state offices, departments and agencies not under the governor

Details by agency

Department of Human Services cuts total $238 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 870 positions

• 12 furlough days

• 10 percent reduction in most grants to social service agencies

Department of Children and Family Services cuts total more than $16 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• 10 percent reduction in some grants to social service agencies

Department of Healthcare and Family Services cuts total $150 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 66 positions

• 12 furlough days

• $100 million savings by moving Medicaid patients to managed care

• $40 million reduction in Illinois Cares Rx

Department of Aging cuts total more than $9 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• 10 percent cut in some programs and grants

• $20 million reduction in Circuit Breaker grants

Department of Public Health cuts total $13 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• 10 percent cuts in many grants

Illinois State Board of Education cuts total $174 million and include:

• Maintaining funding at FY2009 level

Department of Corrections cuts total $125 million and include:

• Reducing head count by more than 1,000 positions

• 12 furlough days

• Downsizing some correction facilities

Department of Juvenile Justice cuts total nearly $8 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 105 positions

• 12 furlough days

Department of Veterans Affairs cuts total $9 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

Department of Natural Resources cuts total more than $11 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 67 positions

• 12 furlough days

Department of Agriculture cuts total more than $9 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• $10 million cut in grants to local agencies, programs and organizations

Department of Revenue cuts total more than $15 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 69 positions

• 12 furlough days

• $4.6 million cut in grants to local governments

Illinois State Police cuts total nearly $20 million and include:

• Reducing head count by 303 positions

• 12 furlough days

• Eliminating class of 100 cadets

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity cuts total more than $10 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• $9 million cut from grants and lump sum payments

Central Management Services cuts total nearly $8 million and include:

• 12 furlough days

• $5 million cut in contractual services

Other agency cuts total more than $2 million

Additional reserves on spending total at least $100 million

Additional reductions in other state offices, departments and agencies not under the governor total $25 million

Source: Illinois governor's office