It's been a year since Democrats raised income taxes in Illinois and according to John Tillman, with the Illinois Public Policy Institute, it's been a complete failure.
GOP legislative leaders joined Tillman in calling for a repeal of the income tax hike. They say the repeal will improve the business climate and put people back to work. And, most importantly, they say it will put money back into the pockets of hardworking people. Governor Quinn's office disagrees, saying a repeal will put firefighters, teachers, and other vital employees out of work.
Republican leaders in Illinois say the tax hike has been a complete failure but Governor Quinn's office disagrees. Quinn spokesperson Kelly Kraft says the additional revenue has helped fund important services in the state.