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Oct. 16, 2013, 10:41 a.m.

Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and state Sen. Bill Brady (R) “both were tra­vers­ing the state talk­ing” about jobs. Brady “out­lined an eco­nom­ic plan that would give tax cred­its to busi­nesses for job cre­ation,” while Quinn “is tout­ing build­ing pro­jects un­der the state’s new cap­it­al im­prove­ment plan” (Mc­Der­mott, St. Louis Post-Dis­patch, 8/31). Brady also pro­poses tax cuts, in­clud­ing a gas tax cut. Brady said cut­ting the tax could make IL more com­pet­it­ive. But Brady ac­know­ledged that “his plans for cut­ting taxes would in­crease” the state de­fi­cit up to $1B, “at least in the short term” (AP, 8/31).

Quinn, on the cut pro­pos­al: “How’s he go­ing to pay for edu­ca­tion, health care, pub­lic safety and help­ing our vet­er­ans?”(Pi­opell, Bloom­ing­ton Pan­tagraph, 8/31).

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Brady: “Our gov­ernor and our gov­ern­ment fails to real­ize the im­pact gov­ern­ment has on busi­ness in this state and the ef­fect that its’ harder for Illinois busi­ness to sur­vive in these chal­len­ging times than busi­nesses in oth­er states” (Kacich, Cham­pagne News-Gaz­ette, 9/1).

Win One For The GOP­ers

GOP­ers gathered at the Du Quoin State Fair 8/31 “to cel­eb­rate the fair’s Re­pub­lic­an Day,” in­clud­ing Brady.

Brady, on 2010: “Best Re­pub­lic­an year in our life­time.”

Brady, on the GOP slate of can­did­ates: “We stood for the mes­sage of truth and hope in Illinois and we did it col­lect­ively. We ahve been able to come to­geth­er and prove to the people of Illinois that the Re­pub­lic­an Party has the right vis­ion and val­ues for the state of Illinois” (Bark­er, Car­bondale South­ern Illinois­an, 9/1).

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