Oct. 23, 2008. Jim Tobin traveled to Rockford to speak out against State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-34, Rockford), for breaking his signed pledge to oppose any tax increases. Syverson, along with State Sen. John O. Jones (R-54, Mt. Vernon), have both signed the “Illinois Taxpayer Protection Pledge” to oppose any increase in taxes. Both Jones and Syverson have stated recently that they would be in favor of an increase in the state income tax. Tobin also criticized the Illinois Farm Bureau for supporting the income tax increase.
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