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Watchdog group opposes Quinn's proposed budget

CHICAGO | A watchdog group said Tuesday it opposes Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed budget because it would use an income tax hike to give homeowners a property tax refund — new spending the group says should be used instead to significantly pay down Illinois' multibillion-dollar bill backlog.

May 13, 2014 2:21 pm

Watchdog group has fixes for Illinois budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An influential government watchdog group says Illinois should keep its temporary income tax increase in place for a year longer than initially promised and begin taxing retirement income to dig the state out of a massive budget hole — a solution that's both being praised …

March 03, 2014 3:28 pm
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