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“I am disappointed by Governor Rauner’s proposal to help balance the State’s budget with a reduction in the portion of the State Income Tax specifically designated for cities.  Cities share in the State Income Tax in lieu of individual jurisdictions taxing income.

“Governor Rauner’s proposal is a tax increase.  Instead of the State adjusting revenues, the Governor is forcing cities and villages to raise taxes to replace this needed revenue.

“The City of Evanston has worked hard to balance its budget in recent years and live within our means.  The Governor is now asking cities to solve the budget problems of the State of Illinois which we did not create.”