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House doesn't take up budget override for prisons

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn's budget cuts that will force the closure of some prisons and other state facilities will stand.

 

The Illinois House didn't consider an override vote Wednesday before adjourning on the last day of veto session. A spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan says the speaker didn't think it was necessary action to take.

 

Last week, the Senate voted to reject cuts of $56 million to funds for the Tamms high-security prison and other sites.

 

Quinn opposed the override.

 

He called Wednesday's decision by House members not to call for a vote a victory for taxpayers.

 

He wants to improve child-protection program funding. His administration argues that Tamms and some juvenile detention centers are underutilized and that developmentally disabled residents in state institutions would fare better in community settings.

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