Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has told lawmakers that more than two dozen driver's license stations will close unless the General Assembly extends a temporary tax increase.

"A drastic cut like this would be devastating," White told members of a House committee, according to the Springfield Bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers.

White's comments are the latest from Democrats who are pushing to make the tax increase permanent before they expire in January. Gov. Pat Quinn backs the plan. The income tax is set to fall from 5 percent to 3.75 percent on Jan. 1 unless lawmakers make the tax increase permanent.

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