Hey, Illinois legislators. Knock knock. Your promise is here. /Editorial

Chicago Tribune

Many Illinois lawmakers vowed to let their temporary tax increase recede as scheduled.

“I would vote to repeal the tax increase. I would not support extending the tax increase.”

— State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg

“We made a promise to the taxpayers and we should keep to that promise. It was a temporary increase and it should be kept that way.”

— State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates

During the Tribune Editorial Board’s endorsement process in 2012, we asked legislative candidates: Would you extend the 2011 temporary income tax increase or allow it to roll back as scheduled?

Many gave us unambiguous responses suggesting they know how that tax hike has damaged the Illinois jobs climate.


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