Slowik: Voters deciding fate of graduated income tax is a win for democracy

In these partisan times, you could consider Monday’s state legislature vote on a proposed graduated income tax a win for democracy.

If Democrats are right, the change from a flat tax would set Illinois on a path toward fixing its long-standing money problems.

“In a historic vote, the Illinois House on Monday agreed to ask voters to change the 1970 state constitution by authorizing a graduated-rate tax based on the size of income and repealing the currently mandated flat-rate income tax,” Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Tinley Park, posted on a social media page.

If Republicans are right, then voters could reject the measure at the ballot box.


Local,Region: South Suburbs

via Southtown News – Daily Southtown

May 28, 2019 at 02:30PM

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