NBC5's Dick Johnson recaps Gov. Pat Quinn's budget address.
Does Illinois Governor Pat Quinn sometimes seem like a Disney character?
Bruce Rauner must think so.
The GOP candidate for Governor has sent a character named Quinnocchio to Quinn's Thursday press conference at Linne Elementary School.
Quinn is there to talk about his five-year education plan -- a major theme of his budget address earlier this week.
Rauner sent Quinnocchio, an actor made up to look like the character Pinocchio, to mock Quinn about taxes -- another major theme of his budget address. Quinn announced a plan to make permanent what was originally proposed as a temporary, 67-percent income tax increase in 2011.
"If action is not taken to stabilize our revenue code, extreme and radical cuts will be imposed on education and critical public services," Quinn said. "Cuts that will starve our schools and result in mass teacher layoffs, larger class sizes and higher property taxes."
He said rolling back the increase would result in 13,000 teacher layoffs, as well as cuts to childcare, care for residents with mental illness and layoffs of in-home caretakers and nursing home inspectors.