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Governor Quinn says no matter what happens to the plan designed to give big tax breaks to Sears and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he's not backing off of the idea of giving more tax breaks to working people.

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A proposal to increase the earned income tax credit for working families failed in the House earlier this week.  The measure would've doubled the credit from five to ten-percent in two years.  A different version of the proposal holds the increase flat at seven and a half percent.  Some lawmakers preferred the lesser number.  Lawmakers have given no indication on whether they intend to come back to Springfield and deal with the matter by the end of the year.

 
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