Madigan says tough
economic times makes it "very difficult" to up the tax burden on
Illinois residents and says the state budget should be cut before
the state considers an income tax increase.
Madigan and Quinn
spoke to reporters after an unrelated Friday news conference.
Quinn has proposed a 50 percent increase in the income tax rate
to help cover the deficit that he says is too big to be erased
through budget cuts.
Madigan's father is the powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael
Madigan, and he has enormous sway over whether Quinn's proposed
income tax increase goes anywhere.
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