tax hike

Rauner Warns of Tax Hike In Lame Duck Session
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner says he hopes an extension of the income tax increase isn’t approved at the 11th hour.
He’s concerned about the so-called Lame Duck Session in January, when it takes a simple majority to pass legislation, but it’s still …
Madigan Warns Tax Hike Idea Could Return
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
That “middle of the road” budget has passed the Illinois House. But don't count out the idea of digging up some more revenue later this year or “into January,” said Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago)...
Madigan Lacks Votes For Illinois Tax Hike Extension
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) says there are only 34 votes in the Illinois House to extend the 5 percent income tax beyond the end of this year.  Sixty votes would be needed.
Madigan says he’ll still work to get the votes in the last 10 days of session:
The 2011 tax increase, raising…
Quinn Pushes Tax Hike To House Democrats
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
With the legislature set to adjourn May 31 – a deadline in that it takes a three-fifths vote, rather than a simple majority, to pass things – Gov. Pat Quinn assigned himself the job of salesman, with the audience being the 71 members of the Illinois Hou…
Illinois GOP Pushes Back On Dire Budget Predictions
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
Illinois Senate Republicans are criticizing the directors of state agencies for trying to make the case for extending the income tax increase.
“I refer to it the Parade of Horribles,”  says State Sen...
Scot Talks Budget Address With Eyewitness News
I had a bonus opportunity this morning to join Matt & Candice on Eyewitness News during the 6am hour. We chatted a bit about the Governor's budget address and how his support for a making the temporary tax hike permanent could impact this November's election.
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Scot Talks Tax Hike With Eyewitness News
In case you were not aware, part of my Monday mornings are spent chatting with our friends at Eyewitness News. It's always a pleasure to talk with Matt, Candice, and Evelyn though I must admit I can't tell if the feeling is mutual because I never can see their faces...