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Democrats: Opponents should ‘put votes behind’ specific graduated tax counterproposals Democrats: Opponents should ‘put votes behind’ specific graduated tax counterproposals

Democrats: Opponents should ‘put votes behind’ specific graduated tax counterproposals

High-ranking Illinois Democrats gave support to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed income tax overhaul Thursday, calling on opponents of the plan to offer specific alternatives to balancing the state’s long-term budget deficit. Mirroring fellow Democrat Pritzker’s rhetoric, the group framed the $3.2 billion structural deficit issue as having three solutions: 15 percent across-the-board cuts to all state budgets and programs, including education; a 20 percent income tax increase on every Illinoisan; or the graduated tax which they say lowers the tax rate for 97 percent of...
Graduated tax opposition targets four House Democrats in ad campaign Graduated tax opposition targets four House Democrats in ad campaign

Graduated tax opposition targets four House Democrats in ad campaign

Less than a week after a group tied to Gov. J.B. Pritzker launched television advertising in favor of the governor’s marquee graduated tax proposal, another dark money group launched a campaign aimed at persuading a group of Democratic legislators to oppose the measure. Ideas Illinois is calling on four Democrats in the House to oppose “the Pritzker-Madigan Jobs Tax on middle...
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