There's talk that the legislature will push to lock in the five-percent income tax rate before Bruce Rauner takes office in January. Rauner says he hopes that's not the case.
The tax rate is supposed to rollback to three-point-75-percent in January. If that happens, the state will lose billions-of-dollars in cash flow. Democrats have been pushing to keep the rate at five percent so the state can keep paying bills and funding things like schools and social service programs. Rauner says letting the rate rollback is the right thing to do, but he hasn't outlined any plans on how to supplement the financial loss.