* Gov. Pat Quinn was asked yesterday about whether the “temporary” state income tax hike should be allowed to expire…
Gov. Pat Quinn refused to weigh in — here’s how he answered when asked about supporting the higher income tax:
QUINN: “Well I think we have to deal with the pension reform which is the number one fiscal, financial issue.”
REPORTER: But … you campaigned on raising the income tax, should it stay in place?
QUINN: “I have worked very hard on pension reform, I know the committee that I proposed …”
Illinois’ has a 5 percent income tax; it’s scheduled to drop to 3.75 percent in 2015.