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Governor Quinn wants lawmakers to give him more money to avert a plan to shut down seven state facilities but the question is, where is the money coming from.  Political Scientist Kent Redfield says he wouldn't be surprised if Quinn reneged on his plan. 

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Redfield says Quinn has a lot of discretion so there's really no need to shut down the state facilities.  He says the governor has lost quite a bit of trust and support among lawmakers which limits his ability to leverage in the general assembly.

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