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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 will decide in November 2020 if that authority is granted.

Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House

Lightfoot calls for statewide unity in speech to Illinois House

Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot issued a call for statewide unity Wednesday in a speech on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives. “We are all Illinoisans, and we all have the best interests of our constituents at heart,” Lightfoot said. Lightfoot was elected mayor of the state’s largest city, and the nation’s third-largest city, in a landslide on...
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