A year ago, Illinois' income tax rate fell by 25-percent. The top Democrat in the Illinois House is suggesting it go back up, according to news headlines...but that's not what he meant to convey.
Following a rare speech at the City Club of Chicago, longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan was asked this question about the state budget:
"How high do you think taxes need to go?"
Madigan tried to avoid getting specific, saying at first:
"Alright, let me avoid creating a headline for tomorrow's newspaper..." This drew a laugh from the audience.