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Cullerton: State Income Tax Hike Won't Be Extended Before New Governor Takes Over

Illinois Senate

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says lawmakers are heeding Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner's  advice and won't extend the state's temporary income tax increase.
Rauner advised lawmakers not to take up any substantive issues before he's
sworn in.
Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, says the Republican Rauner has ``a little honeymoon period'' during his first weeks in office and the Legislature is ``giving him his first victory.''
He says lawmakers won't address an extension of the temporary income tax increase until after Rauner is sworn in Jan. 12.
Cullerton was one of several top lawmakers who met Thursday with Rauner at the Capitol.
Cullerton says his meeting was largely procedural. He says they talked about
vetting gubernatorial appointments before they are announced and up for Senate

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