House Speaker Michael Madigan pulled his plan for a so-called "millionaire tax" last week. The plan would have raised taxes on those earning $1 million or more a year, with the proceeds going to schools. It would have required a constitutional change.
Professor Brian Gaines has studied the idea. He's with the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. He called Madigan's change of heart a bit surprising:
Brian Gaines' essay on the "millionaire tax" -