SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to push for more early childhood education funding in his annual State of the State Address.
The governor's office says Quinn will call for a more "comprehensive approach" to education in Illinois during his speech on Wednesday. That includes increasing access to prenatal care.
The information was first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.
The Illinois State Board of Education is asking lawmakers for a $25 million increase in early childhood education next year. But funding could be scarce. That's because a scheduled rollback of the state's temporary income tax may mean cuts for schools and social services.