Barbara Flynn Currie

Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax

Anatomy of your Quinncome Tax

The race for governor is about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. It is also a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Quinn and fellow Democrats enacted in 2011, on whether that tax will start to recede Jan. 1 as written in the law, and on the huge implications for Illinois' struggle to grow jobs.

It is also a referendum on whether voters ought to hold this state's politicians to their words.

Many Democrats who raised taxes in 2011 counted on all of us to forget about that by 2014. We've forgotten nothing. Who pledged what to Illinois voters is the issue on which races for...