Week In Review: March 24-28

Governor Quinn’s Tax & Spend Budget

  • Quinn wants to make 2011 “temporary” income tax hike permanent.  Governor Pat Quinn outlined a tax-and-spend budget plan Wednesday during his annual budget address before a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly.

    The Governor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget includes $38.1 billion in general fund expenditures, an increase of $3.6 billion over the $34.5 billion revenue estimate adopted by the General Assembly earlier this month.

    House Republicans blasted Quinn’s proposal to make the temporary income tax increase permanent and spend billions more than agreed to by the House.

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Sun-Times: House cracks down on gun-training abuse

By Elise Dismer | Staff Reporter | Chicago Sun-Times

SPRINGFIELD—The House passed legislation Thursday that would punish unscrupulous firearm instructors who falsely sign off on the 16-hour training requirements for concealed-carry applicants.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Ed Sullivan, R-Mundelein, was approved 109-2 and moves to the Senate.

Under House Bill 4290, certified firearm trainers who let concealed-carry applicants cut corners on their 16-hour training requirement could have their training certification revoked. They also could face a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to a year in jail with a fine of up to $2,500...

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Quinn Budget = Higher Taxes, Fewer Jobs

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) released a statement today following Governor Pat Quinn’s annual Budget Address delivered before a joint session of the General Assembly:

“Governor Quinn and his Springfield allies let the cat out of the bag today when they finally admitted what we’ve known for almost four years; they never had any intention of letting the “temporary” income tax hike roll back at the end of this year as they promised. Today we heard a re-hash of the same slogans and false promises this Governor has repeated for five years now; sugarcoating his weak record on jobs and the economy in the process. Illinois families deserve better.

In contrast, House Republicans offer a different vision for Illinois’ future. We successfully pushed the House to adopt a spending ceiling for this year’s budget; stood together to oppose the Graduated Income Tax plan that would raise taxes on every individual and family earning as little as $18,000 a year; and recommitted to achieving the cost-saving Medicaid reforms we worked so hard to pass two years ago which the Governor’s bureaucrats continue to undermine and mismanage.”

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