Governor Pat Quinn says the Illinois House's budget proposal cuts too deep into education spending.
The House approved a proposal this week that would force virtually all parts of state government to make cuts.
Quinn says cutting education is not good for the state's economy: "We must invest in education, we don't want any state out-educating Illinois. The best way to have good jobs is to have a strong education and school system that is the envy of the world."
The proposed measure calls for paying about one point three billion dollars in overdue bills. Quinn says he plans to work with lawmakers on revising the budget.
The proposed spending plan still needs to be approved by the state Senate.