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House GOP reaffirms graduated tax opposition House GOP reaffirms graduated tax opposition

House GOP reaffirms graduated tax opposition

Republican members of the Illinois House reaffirmed their opposition to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated tax proposal Tuesday, calling it a “blank check” to lawmakers and citing “empty promises” from Democrats in previous General Assemblies. Representative Mark Batinick, a Plainfield Republican, read from statements made by state Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), House Majority Leader Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and other Democrats from years past which said previous tax hikes would balance the state’s structural deficit, help pay down the...
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...
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