September 28, 2009 (ELGIN,Ill.) --
State comptroller and Democratic candidate for governor Dan Hynes is outlining his solution to Illinois' budget crisis.Hynes offered several proposals in a speech to the Elgin Rotary Club on Monday. He said he would reduce the state's budget deficit by cutting state operations back to 2005 levels. He is also calling for an income tax increase of up to 4.5 percent on people making over $200,000 a year.
"It is the most detailed plan I believe a gubernatorial candidate has ever presented... good and bad ...the good thing is you know what I'm going to do... the bad thing is you know what I'm going to do... we're asking the people of Illinois to really understand the full dimension of this problem," said Dan Hynes, (D) candidate for governor.
Hynes will run against Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary.