Quinn Defends Tax Hike

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 12, 2011 9:54PM

Saying "our fiscal house was burning," Gov. Quinn defended the state income tax hike today as a necessary evil, insisted he did not lie to voters when he campaigned for a nominal income tax increase, and justified the nearly 67 percent increase by citing experts who said the state's financial problems would only get worse in the upcoming months. Quinn also said that he'll sign the increase into law as soon as he can.