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Quinn: Election Win Shows Tax Increase Is Right On

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Photo Of Illinois 1040, Gov. Pat Quinn (Inset/AP Photo)

Photo Of Illinois 1040, Gov. Pat Quinn (Inset/AP Photo)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) - Governor Pat Quinn says his election last week is proof that his main idea for solving the state’s money troubles is right.

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Quinn wants to raise $3 billion more a year by raising the state income tax by one percentage point.

He’d like to see it go up from the current 3 percent to 4 percent of your income.

He believes that the fact he was upfront about that during the campaign, and that he won the election, suggests voters agree with him about the income tax increase.

Democrats in the Illinois Senate are expected, though, to push for more casinos throughout the state, including in Chicago, as an alternative to raise revenue.

Quinn says his income tax increase plan is more important at this point.

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