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Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois

Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois

As the Democratic-controlled state Legislature mulls a constitutional amendment to change the state’s income tax structure, Republicans in the Illinois Senate are touting a plan to require a two-thirds vote to propose or raise any new taxes in the state. Per state Sen. Dan McConchie’s plan, any proposal to raise taxes would require a greater supermajority – two-thirds of legislators – than the three-fifths needed to put a constitutional amendment question on the ballot. McConchie said the two-thirds threshold is the same to expel a member or convict on...
Local governments want in on tax revenue from online sales Local governments want in on tax revenue from online sales

Local governments want in on tax revenue from online sales

A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state.

Now, Illinois cities and counties want in on that action, too.

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