tax increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. GOP lawmakers continue push for rollback of new tax increase http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-gop-lawmakers-continue-push-rollback-new-tax-increase <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Luke Runyon used in this report.</em></p><p>Illinois State Republican lawmakers continue to push for a rollback of the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-ill-income-tax-increase-law">recently passed income tax increase</a>, but still haven&#39;t given their list of cuts to make up the difference. Senate Democrats are calling their bluff.</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:33:11 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & Kelsey Proud 735 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. GOP lawmakers continue push for rollback of new tax increase Quinn signs Ill. income tax increase into law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-ill-income-tax-increase-law <p>In an expected move after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-comments-ill-tax-increase-death-penalty">yesterday's press conference</a> on the subject, Ill. Gov. <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx">Pat Quinn</a> has signed legislation into law that temporarily increases the Illinois income tax rate by two-thirds.</p><p>Quinn said yesterday that the legislation is meant to help close a $15 billion budget deficit that threatens to cripple state government.</p><p>But what does the legislation mean for Illinois citizens?</p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:33:52 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 321 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn signs Ill. income tax increase into law Quinn comments on Ill. tax increase, death penalty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-comments-ill-tax-increase-death-penalty <p>The <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/">Illinois General Assembly</a> has passed several major bills in the last few days of its lame-duck session.</p><p>Two of the bills, one on an <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-ill-lawmakers-approve-tax-increase-mo-house-consider-drug-testing-welfare">income tax increase</a> and the other on <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-votes-abolish-death-penalty-bill-goes-next-gov-quinn">abolishing the death penalty</a> in Illinois, were the focus of a press conference held today by Gov. <a href="http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/Pages/default.aspx">Pat Quinn</a>.</p><p>Here are some highlights of Quinn's comments:</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:40:26 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 307 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn comments on Ill. tax increase, death penalty