Gov. Pat Quinn says he's focused on making sure Illinois gets political redistricting maps that are "fair and square."The Chicago Democrat made his comments Friday as lawmakers awaited details on new maps for Illinois House and congressional districts.
On this week's episode of the WBEZ political podcast The Best Game in town, we talk taxes, from Springfield to the race for Chicago mayor. First, Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky takes us behind the scenes as the deal went down to raise taxes in Illinois.
More than half the tax increase now awaiting Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signature is supposed to be phased out after a few years. But the last time lawmakers passed an income tax hike that was "temporary," it didn't stay that way. Short-term pain is easier to absorb than long-term pain.