The state's largest worker's union says it is very concerned with Governor Quinn's proposal to layoff workers to balance the state's budget.
A spokesman says not only does it violate the union's contract with the state,but the necessary funding is available to keep the employees.
A new report shows Illinois' tax revenue is growing at a higher rate than originally projected.
Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability says state tax revenue grew by 32 percent or more than $530 million last month compared to August 2010.
But, still Governor Pat Quinn insists the state may need to layoff workers and close several state facilities to balance the state budget.
State lawmakers say the Governor is mad the General Assembly gave him $2 billion less in the budget than he wanted.
"We did appropriate enough money, we spent hours and hours in our respective appropriations committees, bi-partisan meetings, to craft a budget that enabled us to live within our means," said State Representative David Leitch.
"Quite honestly, we're six billion dollars in the hole," said State Representative Jehan Gordon. "To say that we didn't appropriate enough money, I think quite honestly what he would like to do is go back to the ways of old and spend much more money than we have. We saw in the last 2010 election, that is not what electorate wants. "
Representative Gordon went on to say that at this point, she is not against the idea of borrowing money to pay the state's past owed bills from fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
AFSCME Spokesman Anders Lindall says the union's contract with the state guarantees workers will not be laid-off and will receive raises.
The union is already involved in two lawsuits because Quinn vetoed contractual wage increases in July.
Lindall says you could see another lawsuit if Quinn lay-off any workers.