Governor Quinn is having to give a clear yes or no answer on whether he plans to keep the five-percent tax rate in place. He tried to dodge over the question during a debate with Republican Bruce Rauner last night but the moderator wasn't letting him off the hook.
The state will lose billions-of-dollars if the income tax rate rolls back to three-point-seven-five-percent in January, like it's supposed to. Governor Quinn says schools and other vital public services will suffer most if the state loses the revenue, and he can't afford to let that happen. Quinn says he'll push to get the income tax rate locked in after the election.