Pat Quinn’s office says he’s making progress in clearing a backlog of more than 2,500 requests.
The day after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for making Illinois’ temporary income tax increase permanent, a proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires was sent to the House floor Thursday.
Gov. Pat Quinn knows trying to make the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent will be a “tough choice” for Illinois lawmakers, but the issue could be even tougher for voters who’ll decide if the Chicago Democrat gets another term.
Illinois governor asking state lawmakers to make a temporary income tax hike permanent
In his “State of the State” speech, Chicago Democrat pushed for at least $10 per hour.
The state of Illinois will provide a $2.5 million grant to help open a center for medical technology startups in downtown Chicago.
Illinois State Board of Education approved a budget request it will send to lawmakers and the governor that asks for education to represent one third of the total state budget.
Many of the governor’s priorities in his 2013 speech were dealt with by the legislature and are off the table now including pension reform and same-sex marriage.
Illinois’ Republican Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his gubernatorial campaign raked in nearly $393,000 during the final three months of 2013.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the goal is to provide community-based alternatives to prison.