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Though it failed in Senate, higher threshold for tax hikes urged by House GOP Though it failed in Senate, higher threshold for tax hikes urged by House GOP

Though it failed in Senate, higher threshold for tax hikes urged by House GOP

At a Tuesday press event billed to “discuss new legislation” in response to a graduated tax constitutional amendment, Illinois House Republicans introduced an identical bill to one that failed to advance in the Senate. The Republicans’ measure would require a two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber to raise any tax rates in the future.

Madigan: Legal pot passage ‘not guaranteed today’ Madigan: Legal pot passage ‘not guaranteed today’

Madigan: Legal pot passage ‘not guaranteed today’

A 532-page proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois by Jan. 1, 2020 was filed in the state Senate Monday, but the state’s powerful House speaker said its passage is “not guaranteed today.”

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