A massive increase in state income taxes, forced through a lame-duck Senate by Governor Pat Quinn and Democrat legislative leaders just hours before the end of the two-year legislative session, did not have the support of any Republican Senators, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Senate Bill 2505 hikes the state’s personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent – an increase of 67 percent. It also increases the state’s corporate income tax rate from 4.8 percent to 7 percent – an increase of 46 percent. 

The bill was approved by a 30-29 vote in the Senate during the early morning hours on January 12. Senator Bivins and all other Senate Republicans voted “no.”" />

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