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Chicago mayor-elect tells Senate ‘bold action’ – including a graduated income tax – needed in Illinois Chicago mayor-elect tells Senate ‘bold action’ – including a graduated income tax – needed in Illinois

Chicago mayor-elect tells Senate ‘bold action’ – including a graduated income tax – needed in Illinois

In her second consecutive day of addressing lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday, Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot once again called for statewide unity and told the Illinois Senate “bold action” will be necessary to “bring real change” to the state.

Graduated tax amendment clears Senate committee Graduated tax amendment clears Senate committee

Graduated tax amendment clears Senate committee

A constitutional amendment which would allow the state to adopt a graduated income tax is on its way to the full state Senate after clearing committee on party lines Wednesday. The measure, SJRCA 1, would give the Legislature the authority to tax higher margins of income at higher rates. If three-fifths of each the Illinois House and Senate vote to put the question on the ballot, voters...
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