Will Gov. Pat Quinn put the state's money where his mouth is?
For months, Quinn has been calling on state legislators to pass an income tax increase, and today, after promising that he would not back down from that proposal, he gives Illinois' annual budget address.
The speech comes as the state faces a record deficit approaching $13 billion this year, and as even Democrats remain unclear on whether they would want to support another tax increase.
The state Senate passed one last year, but the proposal died in the House.
Quinn's administration has stayed mum on whether a tax increase will be part of his speech today, but based on initial budget figures, his proposal is sure to include spending cuts and more borrowing.
Stay tuned for live tweets of the governor's budget address, starting here at noon.