Re-elected Gov. Pat Quinn believes the narrow victory over Republican candidate Bill Brady represents a "mandate" from the people to raise the income tax to support education. Quinn, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, said that the one percent increase would benefit education, but he didn't say much about he plans to cut the deficit.
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