McAuliffe Votes Again to Reject Permanent Income Tax Hike

Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to override the Governor’s veto of both the spending plan and permanent income tax increase. State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago) released the following statement:

“Again, I am saddened by the disregard for the Illinois taxpayer displayed by yesterday’s override vote to institute a permanent income tax hike. I will reiterate that this plan does not include any reform or address the billions in unpaid bills or pension liability,” explained McAuliffe. “The credit agencies flat-out stated that this budget does not properly begin to fix Illinois’ negative fiscal climate and the permanent income tax increase only puts a further burden on the taxpayer. We could have done better.”

McAuliffe continued, “While I am disappointed by the direction taken yesterday, I will remain committed to representing the people of the 20th District and working with my colleagues to ensure that Illinois returns to a path of fiscal stability.”