CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday called a massive expansion of gambling approved by lawmakers this week “excessive” and the fiscal 2012 budget “unfinished” because it leaves billions of dollars in bills unpaid and cuts education funding.

Quinn stopped short of saying he would veto the gaming package and the budget, but his comments at a news conference to discuss the General Assembly’s spring session that ended Tuesday raise questions over the fate of both.

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