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Quinn'll Give Mayors Tax Proceeds if They'll Support Hike: Report




    Quinn's hoping ot buy the support of Illinois mayors for his proposed 1% tax increase by offering to renew state funding, says a new Sun-Times report:

    To settle the differences, Quinn has lobbied members of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, a consortium of 272 Chicago-area mayors, to back his 1 percent income tax surcharge by offering them a portion of the $3.1 billion it's expected to raise to offset what they'd lose in income tax proceeds, said David Bennett, executive director of the caucus. Quinn spokesman Bob Reed would not confirm the governor offered such a trade-off.

    The spokesman didn't confirm the offer, but Rich Miller says this "has been on the table all along."