A new survey finds an overwhelming majority of Illinois voters oppose making the state’s temporary income tax increase permanent. They are also opposed to most other tax increase ideas… but at the same time, they don’t want to see spending cut for vital services like education, public safety, or aid to the disabled or poor.
That survey of 1,001 Illinois voters finds 60% oppose extending the income tax increase, while less than 27% favor the idea. A majority of residents say the state should fix its budget mess by cutting waste and fraud.
But when asked what specific areas of the state budget should be cut, a majority opposed cuts in each specific area… from school spending to pensions to services for the poor.