(CBS) — In the race for Illinois governor, some very clear distinctions emerged Thursday between incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council, where the two opponents talked about tax policy.
Rauner says he’s not in favor of automatically raising the minimum wage – not without conditions.
“I wouldn’t support raising Illinois’ minimum wage without pro-business reforms,” he said.
Quinn says he supports a wage hike without conditions.
They each had 25 minutes to answer the same five questions. The only chance one candidate had to respond to the other was when they took questions from reporters.
The topic of service taxes came up.
“I hate to put new taxes in place but this is an important pro-growth, pro investment policy. We shouldn’t tax investment and income. We should tax consumption,” Rauner said.