Quinn won't say if he'd sign budget without tax hike

April 30, 2010 3:38:30 PM PDT
Governor Quinn is refusing to say whether he'd sign a state budget that doesn't call for an income tax increase. In the past he's proposed a 33 percent tax rate hike.

The governor says he's confident lawmakers will find a solution to the budget crisis soon. The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn one week from Friday.

"Most of the time the Illinois legislature in its last week gets more done in terms of actually passing bills than all the previous weeks put together. so I am anticipating next week will be very busy," said Quinn.

Quinn says funding for education is a top priority in the budget debate and if a deal is worked out, it will probably involve borrowing.