Repeal the income tax hike that the lame-duck 96th Illinois General Assembly pushed through in the early morning hours of January 11, 2011 is in the crosshairs of many elected officials, including State Senator Sam McCann of Carlinville. Tye nearly year-old measure boosted personal income taxes by two-thirds and the state's business income tax by 46-percent. It was signed almost immediately by Governor Pat Quinn.

The Carlinville Republican is one of the many who have come out in opposition. He says on the corporate side of the increase, it does serious harm to the state's already fragile job climate.

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With the redistricting brought about after the 2010 census, McCann's old district- the 49th- wascarved in half for the 2012 election. After speaking to supporters in his soon to be former district, he's decided to be a candidate for Illinois Senate in the newly created 50th district next fall. In 2010, he defeated longtime democrat Deanna DeMuzio in a sometimes bitter campaign. The 50th district includes all or parts of Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon and Scott Counties.