Between guns, gays and grass—not to mention pension reform—Illinois lawmakers have faced a lot of tough votes since the last election. Extending the temporary income tax hike may be one too many.
While the tax question has loomed over the General Assembly all year, only House Speaker Michael Madigan's legendary last-minute dealmaking abilities are keeping it alive. Meanwhile, his caucus has soundly rejected a doomsday budget calling for billions of dollars in cuts to grapple with the loss of revenue if income tax rates roll back next year.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, General Assembly, Mike Madigan, John Cullerton