GOP leaders in the state say the tax increase implemented last year is a failure and they want it repealed. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says it's taking hard-earned money out of people's pockets.
Radogno teamed with House Minority leader Tom Cross calling for the repeal. They say the state is in worse shape now than it was before the tax hike, with higher unemployment and a bad business climate. Governor Quinn's office says the additional revenue has helped fund vital services in the state like education and public safety.