Quinn won't say yea or nay on tax increase


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Posted Online: Dec. 23, 2008, 8:54 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn won't say if he will or won't support raising the state income tax to deal with a $2 billion budget hole if he becomes Illinois' governor.

Quinn says he'd need to conduct a thorough review of everything if he was in charge.

House lawmakers are moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The Chicago Democrat was charged this month in a federal corruption case.

Blagojevich has repeatedly ruled out raising the state income tax.

Quinn says if he's governor he'd take a hard look at the state's financial troubles and do what's right for Illinois finances.

Quinn quickly added that he's fought for taxpayers. He also said Tuesday that other ways to raise revenue include closing unfair tax loopholes.
















 



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