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Quinn wants tax vote Wednesday

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn wants lawmakers to vote Wednesday on an income tax increase while they're in Springfield working on the state budget.

Quinn visited a Chicago training center for developmentally disabled adults on Friday to highlight cuts in human services programs he says will happen without more revenue from a tax increase.

The governor has called a special session to get lawmakers back to work to avoid $9.2 billion in spending cuts. But so far there hasn't been enough support among lawmakers to pass Quinn's tax increase.

Quinn wants a two-year, temporary boost that would raise the personal income tax rate to 4.5 percent from 3 percent.

The Illinois House rejected that plan before adjourning the spring session earlier this month. The state Senate passed a higher, permanent increase.

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