Democrats Far Off On Tax Vote

May 22, 2014

(Springfield, IL)  --  Democrats are more than two-dozen votes short of keeping the five-percent income tax rate in place.  House Speaker Michael Madigan says only 34 Democratic state representatives are on-board with the plan.  They need 60 to make the rate permanent.  Lawmakers were counting on the tax being made permanent so they wouldn't lose the billions-of-dollars that it brings in each year.  But without the vote, it's back to the drawing board on drafting a budget and getting it passed by May 31st.

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