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11 months ago Peoria Public Radio

Former Gov says scheduled spending cuts would make it harder to pay bills

From Peoria Public Radio:

Former Governor Jim Edgar says spending cuts triggered by the scheduled reduction in the state income tax rate would make it even harder to catch up on unpaid back bills and fund education. So the Republican Edgar says Governor Pat Quinn’s budget proposal to make the state income tax hike permanent is a good idea. But Edgar says it would have been better if the income tax increase had been paired with cuts and controls on spending in the first place.

 “You don’t raise revenue or come up with a consistent revenue source and not do the tax cutting or controls that you need to do. You ought to do them all at the same time. Think that was a mistake they made three years ago, whenever they passed this temporary tax. They didn’t really make any spending cuts or put any effective spending controls in. Would have been helpful,” says Edgar.

Edgar himself supported making a temporary tax increase permanent when he was a candidate for governor in 1990. He says that like the current one, that tax increase had to be kept to preserve school funding.

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