Rauner: Hands Off Income Tax

 Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has asked lawmakers to avoid making big decisions before he takes office in January.

 The Republican stopped in Springfield on Friday during a six-city tour to thank supporters after his victory Tuesday over Democratic Governor Pat Quinn.

 He told a cheering crowd at a downtown cafe that it's unfair to taxpayers for lawmakers to make big decisions when the sitting governor and some legislators are on their way out of office.

 Rauner told WAND News State Capitol reporter Doug Wolfe lawmakers should "leave the major things for when the new General Assembly is seated, the governor's seated." Rauner will be inaugurated January 12th.

Quinn pledged to raise the minimum wage before leaving office. And he wanted to extend a temporary income-tax increase set to roll back in January. Rauner opposes the tax extension.

(Pictured: Bruce Rauner at Cafe Moxo in Springfield, Illinois - November 7, 2014)

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