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House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax

House GOP continues push against a graduated income tax

House Republicans on Wednesday repeated their opposition to a graduated income tax amendment touted by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker. In the fourth news conference in as many weeks, a group of mostly freshmen representatives spoke of alternatives to a graduated tax such as pension reforms, and increased investment in education and pro-business measures.
Energy reform bills ‘on the back burner’ as session nears adjournment Energy reform bills ‘on the back burner’ as session nears adjournment

Energy reform bills ‘on the back burner’ as session nears adjournment

As the General Assembly moves toward its May 31 adjournment with issues such as a state budget, graduated income tax, and the legalization of sports gambling and recreational marijuana still to be decided, an ambitious package of energy market reforms will likely have to wait until the fall veto session or later before moving forward.

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Republican legislators in the General Assembly have chosen new leadership in both the House and Senate. Sen. John Curran and Rep. Tony McCombie each met members of the media after their wins. Listen to their interviews on the latest edition of Capitol Cast.

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