Pension plan relies on making tax hike permanent
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A top House Democrat wants to make a state income tax hike permanent and raise the retirement age to get Illinois out of its pension mess.
Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang rolled out the proposal Wednesday.
It would make the 67 percent income-tax increase of 2011 permanent. That money would be dedicated to huge payments the state needs to make to catch up with a $96 billion deficit in its pension accounts.
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