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One of the state's major lobbying organizations joined forces Wednesday with Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats in a campaign to make the state's temporary tax increase permanent.

The Illinois Hospital Association -- a major donor to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- said it is backing the governor's call to maintain the state's current income tax rates in order to avoid cuts to health care and other programs.

“This issue is not just about hospitals and health systems,” said hospital association chief Maryjane A. Wurth. “It is about schools, public safety, roads and yes, health care. Without the continuation of current tax revenues, all of these areas will be subject to severe and destructive funding cuts that will hurt Illinoisans.”

Wurth's statement echoes the unified income tax message being voiced by Quinn and top Democrats in the legislature. If the temporary income tax hike is allowed to decrease from its current 5 percent rate to 3.75 percent on January 1, there will be devastating cuts to a wide range of public services, they say.

The IHA, which represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems across the state, said hospitals already have absorbed hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid and Medicare programs.

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