“All agreements are subject to the clause in the Illinois law that says ‘subject to appropriation,’” Quinn said while touring a Chicago Public School on the first day of classes. “If the General Assembly doesn’t appropriate the money, the governor doesn’t have the authority on his own motion to appropriate money. So I have to abide by the will of the General Assembly. They passed a budget that requires reductions, and therefore we’ll have to carry those reductions out.”
In other words, you public employee suckers should read the fine print before you back a guy like this!