"It's a perennial issue, but I think what will drive it (this time) is the fact that Democrats have not done what they need to do to get spending under control and they're looking for revenue," she said.
Complicating those efforts is the upcoming race for governor.
Three of four GOP primary candidates are lukewarm about the plan. And Lang says that even if there is support in the Legislature to pass a bill, Quinn might not want to sign it until after the fall election. The Legislature's spring session wraps up at the end of May, and by law, the governor has 60 days to sign or veto a bill before it automatically becomes law.