Grab the press release on the State of the State from Illinois.gov.
Just listening so far to the Governor's tax credit proposals, and talk of improving jobs and creating a massive public works effort (and the horrible response from Republicans) I think he's onto something.
There are plenty who will say, "He's going to have to raise taxes! How is he going to pay for this??!!"
Fact is, Illinois income tax is ridiculously low. Two and one half percent to fund a state the size of Illinois -- especially with all cuts in funding at the federal level -- is nothing short of stupid.
These are tax credits and works programs that make sense.