CHICAGO (CBS) — The campaigns of Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner were trading fire Thursday over who pays what in personal income taxes.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Rauner’s campaign has released enough information from his tax returns to show he used fee waivers to lower his effective income tax rate to 15 percent – about half the 30 percent multimillionaires such as he could pay.
Illinois House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) and state Sen. Michael Hastings (D-Orland Hills) said they’re not suggesting Rauner did anything wrong, but said Rauner should release his full tax returns so people can see how he did it.
“I have no doubt that Mr. Rauner was within his rights to avoid taxes. I’m sure it was legal, but I think we the people have a right to know how in the world it happened,” Currie said.