News

Senator: Plan B Is Needed

Senator: Plan B Is Needed

Photo: Associated Press

Some Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are pitching other options as it becomes increasingly difficult to get the 60 votes needed for the extension of the state’s income tax increase.

State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) is an appropriations chair. He says the state needs to look at other areas of revenue other than extending the tax increase.

Some members of the House expressed similar sentiments Monday during a meeting with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

The tax rate is currently scheduled to drop from 5 percent to 3.75 percent for individuals in January. That would reduce state revenue next year by about $1.8 billion.

Quinn backs a $38 billion budget that would increase funding for education and other areas but relies on lawmakers making the increase permanent.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Eastbound Monroe St. Reduced by Capitol

Fresh
road construction

Public Works says multiple service valves have broken and they need to be repaired.

in Local

Portions of Chatham Under Boil Order

Fresh
water

Residents and businesses in the area on West Walnut St. from Route 4 to College might experience low water pressure or no water pressure at all.

in Local

State Representative Raymond Poe Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

Fresh
poe

State Representative Rich Brauer says he will step in

in Local

Tax Man Cometh

scales justice

Sizable tax bill on its way

in Local

Big Gift from Big Yellow

ebola

Caterpillar Foundation gives $1M to fight Ebola