CHICAGO (CBS) — Paul Vallas hit the campaign trail as Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate on Wednesday, going on the attack against Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner for wanting to reduce the state’s income tax, saying it would have a “devastating” impact on schools.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Vallas, the former head of the Chicago Public Schools under Mayor Richard M. Daley, told reporters a failure to keep the state’s 2011 income tax increase in place would mean $1 billion less revenue for schools.
“The impact would absolutely be devastating,” he said. “There’s no way around it, that’s the impact.”