Gov. Pat Quinn reportedly favors the plan to increase the income-tax
from 3 to 5 percent. Quinn's budget director David Vaught told the Chicago Tribune that the governor is in "full support" of the deal currently being debated by the General Assembly. Quinn's endorsement of the tax hike package was followed closely by the approval of the bill by the House Revenue & Finance Committee, which passed the bill on a 7-5 vote.