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Pat Quinn Tax Increase

Income Tax Hike Suddenly Looks Doomed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a moment Friday, it seemed as if it might actually happen. Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton had reached an agreement...

Democratic Leaders Strike Deal On Income Tax Hike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leaders in Springfield appear poised to push for a temporary income tax increase of 2.25 percentage points, in order to help offset the state's massiv...

Is There A 'Mandate' For An Income Tax Increase?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There seems to be some confusion in Springfield about the meaning of the word "mandate." Governor Pat Quinn proposed in March to raise the Illinois i...

Illinois' Budget NIGHTMARE: A Guide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois State Legislature is set to adjourn at the end of this week. Looming large over the close of the legislative session is the state's massi...

Quinn Back To Springfield To Sort Out Budget Mess

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The governor says increasing the cigarette tax would help fund education. But he's received little support for his proposed income tax hike....

Civic Federation: Quinn's Budget Plan 'Irresponsible'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn proposed his state budget in March, to much public skepticism. And two months later, critics are no happier. The Civic Federa...

Gov. Quinn Would Spare Cities From Budget Cuts If Mayors Support Tax Increase: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new report suggests that Governor Pat Quinn is hoping to buy support from Illinois' mayors for his proposed income tax increase. The Chicago Sun-Ti...

Jim Edgar, Former Governor, Slams Bill Brady's Budget Again; Rallies For Immigration Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois governor Jim Edgar -- the last man to leave the Governor's mansion without an indictment -- built a reputation during his tenure of pr...

Bill Brady, Illinois Governor Candidate On Budget: Can't Cut Our Way Out, Won't Raise Taxes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One thing is for sure: Bill Brady is against raising taxes. On Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out new budget proposals to close the state's mass...

Jason Plummer, Republican Lt. Gov. Nominee, Draws A Blank On 'Chicago Tonight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The lieutenant governor's office in Illinois is not looking so hot. On the Democratic side, of course, there's the gaping hole on the ticket left by...

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Tax Raise In Rambling 'State Of The State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a meandering, largely improvised address at 12pm Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced new tax hikes, outlined jobs creation programs, a...

Quinn Tabling Income Tax Hike Push Until Next Year

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn today suggested he'll wait until after Jan. 1 to push state lawmakers to approve an income tax increase, saying it would be easier to g...

Quinn Cutting Out Madigan, Taking Tax Hike Push Directly To Lawmakers

Chicago Sun-Times | Tim Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Quinn is bypassing House Speaker Michael Madigan and other legislative leaders and appealing directly to lawmakers in hopes of getting his propos...

Quinn To Madigan, Budget Critics: Put Up Or Shut Up

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia and John Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn suggested Friday that critics of his major income-tax-increase plan put up or shut up about how they would balance the state's out-of-w...