Illinois spending plan means the income tax fight isn't over

As they put together the state budget for the fiscal year that starts in five weeks, Democratic leaders in Springfield were forced to drop plans to make their temporary income tax hikes permanent. Too much pressure from their caucus members — and from Illinois citizens who think temporary means temporary — forced them to back off.

So strike up the band! Pop the Champagne! Fling the confetti!  But understand that this income tax fight isn't even close to finished.

Read the Chicago Tribune editorial in its entirety.