Quinn: More state layoffs coming We have audio of the governor's comments to Chicago reporters earlier today. Published on: Sep 6, 2011 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Story RSS Permalink Print State government will have to cut jobs as it deals with a huge budget deficit, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday, but he refused to offer any specifics. Asked whether the layoffs would amount to thousands of jobs -- as reported in the Chicago Tribune -- Quinn would only say, "We have to do what we have to do."