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updated: 12/30/2013 7:55 AM

Quinn sets priorities for 2014

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  • Gov. Pat Quinn won't say what he thinks should happen when an income tax increase is set to expire in January 2015.

      Gov. Pat Quinn won't say what he thinks should happen when an income tax increase is set to expire in January 2015.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn won't say what he thinks should happen when an income tax increase is set to expire in January 2015.

Quinn tells The Associated Press it'll have to be dealt with in the coming year.

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Quinn also says he supports a graduated income tax which is based on people's ability to pay.

The Chicago Democrat is wrapping up a year where he signed a fix of Illinois' $100 billion pension problem and legislation legalizing same-sex marriage into law. He says those accomplishments will give him a boost next year.

In 2014, he says the priority has to be strengthening Illinois' economy and he's prepared to float another capital construction program, possibly in the spring.

Quinn is seeking re-election next year with one primary challenger. Four Republicans are running.

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