* Riopell and Silverberg at the Daily Herald…
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn wants his tax plan put into action right after the Nov. 4 election, echoing his key campaign argument that the state can’t afford to let income taxes drop at the end of the year.
Quinn has called for keeping the state’s 2011 income tax hike intact instead of letting it lower on Jan. 1 as scheduled. Without the money from the higher income tax rate, he says, the state faces serious cuts to schools and a growing pile of unpaid bills. […]
Quinn says his re-election will demonstrate to lawmakers that his plan is the right one.
“It’s going to happen in 2014, in November and December,” he said of his tax plans. New lawmakers take their seats in January.
You’d think that after six years as governor he’d know he will need a three-fifths super-majority to pass his tax hike extension in November or December.
Ain’t gonna happen, guv. January is the month you’re looking for.