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Illinois House OKs tax rates for proposed graduated scale

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, left, discusses the House action to put a constitutional amendment to implement Pritzker's graduated income tax on the November 2020 ballot in Springfield, Ill., Monday, May 27, 2019. Voters decide whether to eliminate Illinois' flat-rate tax system which critics claim is regressive. Rep. Robert Marwick, D-Chicago, the sponsor of the amendment which underwent nearly 3 ½ hours of debate on the House floor, looks on.

John O'Connor, Associated Press

May 30, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats who control the Illinois House on Thursday approved tiered income-tax rates that would take effect if voters opt for revamping state taxation to hit higher incomes harder, a plan they say is aimed at attacking the state's crippling debt. The 67-48 vote followed...

Building a new Illinois: Pritzker’s plan

Gov. J.B. Pritzker acknowledges the crowd after being sworn in as the state's 43rd governor during the Illinois inaugural ceremony Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 in Springfield, Illinois.

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2019

From expanding Illinois’s Medicare system to instituting a progressive graduated income tax, newly inaugurated Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed a slew of daring policy plans to overhaul Illinois’ economy. With a new Democratic governor and a reaffirmed Democratic state Senate and House of Representa...

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