CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a $33.7 billion general fund spending plan for fiscal 2013 that cuts discretionary spending by $1.4 billion, closes and consolidates dozens of state facilities, and provides $1.3 billion to begin chipping away at up to $9 billion of fiscal 2012 obligations.

"The budget cuts spending, it pays bills, it reforms Medicaid," Quinn said on Saturday after signing the plan that covers the fiscal year that began Sunday. The plan incorporates a $2.7 billion Medicaid restructuring previously signed by Quinn.

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