Illinois House Democrats are assembling a budget plan for state government. But a big piece of the puzzle is being left out.
The plan makes it seem obvious House Democrats have heeded Gov. Pat Quinn's call to keep the income tax rate at 5 percent. Except they won't actually say that out loud.
Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago typified the coyness.
"This always comes own to the last couple weeks," he says, "and we have to look at different sources of revenue. We have to look at: Do we add here? Do we cut there?"