Governor Quinn's office won't confirm reports that thousands of state workers will lose their jobs this week to help ease the state's financial shortfall, but they're not denying it either. Quinn is expected to announce the closing of a prison, a juvenile detention center and homes for the mentally and developmentally disabled. State Senator Bill Brady says Quinn is misguided in his attempt.
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Brady says he's not sure Governor Quinn is serious about the layoffs. He says it appears Quinn is playing a political game.
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Brady adds he thinks state employees understand there are state efficiencies to be met but thinks workers are worried Quinn will do it the political way.
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Quinn's budget office has said several state agencies would run out of money by the spring if no action is taken. State Senator Bill Brady says the state senate passed a budget that included more money but earlier this year, but Quinn chose to go with the House's version instead.