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City of Quincy cutting $650,000 from projected budget


QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) --The city of Quincy is cutting $650,000 out of its projected budget for the coming fiscal year.Quincy Mayor John Spring says the state of Illinois over-projected its revenue for the coming year, so the city had to adjust accordingly.

Mayor Spring says Illinois' tax amnesty program did not bring in as much money as was projected, and the state still owes more than 1 billion dollars in income tax refunds.

The mayor says Quincy's sales tax revenue is strong, but the state is 3 to 4 months behind on paying them back.

"We will make those adjustments and still provide all the services that we have been providing to the citizens. I think the one program that might be affected by this would be the neighborhood enhancement program which we somewhat suspended this past year because of tight budget difficulties," said Mayor Spring.

The neighborhood enhancement program started three years ago, funding infrastructure projects around the city.

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