State News
7:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Cullerton on making the higher income tax rate permanent

Illinois' General Assembly is heading into its final stretch after a short spring break legislators return to session Tuesday. They've got a lot to resolve before their scheduled adjournment at the end of May, including what to do about Illinois' income tax rate. 

It's scheduled to drop midway through the next fiscal year, but Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, want to make the current, higher rate permanent.  Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky spoke with Cullerton about it and about why, despite the financial fights ahead, he's proud of the state.