Illinois Republican Chairman condemns Gov. Quinn consideration of permanent tax hike

 State GOP launches online petition drive against permanent income tax increase


Chicago, IL – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady condemned Governor Pat Quinn’s comments that he wouldn’t rule out making all or part of the state’s temporary 66% income tax hike permanent. Brady also announced a citizens online petition drive against the idea at

“Businesses and taxpayers have already been looking at leaving Illinois,” Brady said. “The only thing worse than a temporary tax hike would be a permanent one. ”

Brady said, “The way to bring jobs back to Illinois is through lower taxes – not higher taxes. The Governor apparently hasn’t noticed that the states that are creating the most jobs these days are the ones who are lowering taxes.”

Brady said he hopes citizens would sign the online petition at to “show the Governor and the State Legislature that we’ve had enough of the broken promises and reckless fiscal policy that makes Illinois one of the worst states to start a business in.”