The Illinois House will take the lead on whether Illinois keeps its 5 percent income tax. It's scheduled to roll back at the end of this year unless legislators take action.
It's happened in the past. The Illinois Senate will pass a controversial measure -- like a tax hike -- only for it to languish in the House.
Not this time.
Senate President John Cullerton says the Senate will vote on the tax question if and only if it first passes the House.