Quinn backs off iTunes tax, still backs income tax hike
Thu. April 22, 2010 12:00 AM by Chicago Breaking News
Quinn floated the idea of taxing downloads from online services such as iTunes in a meeting with legislative leaders earlier this week, but the proposal received a cold reception in Springfield.
Today, Quinn said he was simply offering suggestions on ways to solve the state's budget crisis and does not support the plan, which would have generated $5 million to $10 million a year.
"We had a meeting with the legislative leaders the other day, we made a list of all the possible things that could happen," Quinn said. "I didn't advocate that. I'm not interested in doing that, frankly."
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