Quinn Releases Tax Returns, Slams Brady for Not Following Suit

April 20, 2010

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Governor Pat Quinn. (AP/Seth Perlman)
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn released his 2009 income tax returns Monday. And he's dialing up the pressure for his opponent in this year's governor's race to do the same.

Quinn's income tax returns show he took in more than $157,000 last year - the vast majority of it from his job as governor. He's paying Uncle Sam more than $27,000 in income taxes, while another $4,500 goes to the state.

The incumbent Democrat also took the opportunity to slam State Senator Bill Brady, his Republican opponent, who's refusing to release his returns.

Quinn says Illinois' already had its share of "shady" governors.

QUINN: One of them's in jail and one of them's under indictment. And I don't think it's healthy at all to have candidates for governor in this very year, a year of reform, uh, that decline to disclose their tax return.

Brady is not releasing his returns because he says it could affect his business interests, though he says he already details those interests to the public in state filings.