Lawmakers take up income tax and other big issues at session

Lawmakers take up income tax and other big issues at session
Lawmakers take up income tax and other big issues at session

Lawmakers take up income tax and other big issues at session

Lawmakers were back in Springfield this week to take on a wide variety of issues, everything from medicinal marijuana for epileptic children to an extension of Governor Quinn’s income tax hike. House Speaker Michael Madigan has said the votes are lacking in passing the Governor’s budget, but the Governor’s office says that talks are ongoing. WBEZ Statehouse reporter Tony Arnold has been downstate covering all the action and he has an update. (Flickr/Jeanette E. Spaghetti)