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Gov. Quinn calls for permanent income tax hike in state budget address

<p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  |  File</p>

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  |  File

Gov. Pat Quinn presented his proposed state budget for 2015 Wednesday in Springfield. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

After months of dodging, Gov. Pat Quinn finally made it official.

On Wednesday, in laying out his proposed state budget for 2015, Quinn called on state lawmakers to extend permanently Illinois’ 5-percent income-tax rate that was scheduled to drop in January.

“I propose today a solution that protects our children, our working families, and our seniors by preventing radical cuts to education and critical services – a solution that provides significant tax relief to homeowners and working families, while investing like never before in education and early childhood,” Quinn said in his address to a joint session of the General Assembly.

[For full story continue to the Chicago Sun-Times]

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