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  • 03.19.2019
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Daily Chronicle: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils graduated tax calculator

SPRINGFIELD – Passage of a statewide graduated income tax structure isn’t possible until after November 2020, but Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to stump for such a proposal Tuesday, announcing the launch of an online “fair tax calculator...

  • 03.11.2019
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Governor Pritzker Graduated Income Tax Proposal

Governor JB Pritzker released his plan to shift Illinois income tax structure from a flat tax to a graduated tax.  Click here to read the details

  • 03.11.2019
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Chicago Tribune: Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils graduated state income tax plan he says would give break to taxpayers earning less than $250,000

Less than two months after taking office, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker embarked on a new and potentially bruising political campaign Thursday by seeking to win public approval of a graduated-rate income tax that he contended would raise $3.4 bill...

  • 03.03.2019
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Fitch Ratings: Illinois Governor’s Budget Plan Would Make Insufficient Progress

Fitch Ratings-New York-26 February 2019: The fiscal 2020 executive budget plan recently introduced by Illinois' governor would not materially address the state's structural budget issues in the current fiscal year or the next, says Fitch Ratings. ...

  • 03.03.2019
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Peoria Journal-Star: Editorial: Pritzker budget proposals a good start for debate

It took years for Illinois’ fiscal situation to get as terrible as it is. It will take time to dig out of it, too. That message clearly came through during Gov. JB Pritzker’s first budget address Wednesday. Pritzker did not sugarcoat the state ...

  • 03.03.2019
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State Journal-Register: Progressive income tax discussions could begin next week

Just three months removed from the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in the nation’s history, divisive political ads could soon begin populating Illinois residents’ screens once again, this time relating to a “fair tax” — or a “jobs tax” — dep...

  • Elections 2018: Seeking Fiscal Solutions

    10/02/20184:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604

    On October 2, 2018, join AARP Illinois, NPR Illinois, and Illinois Issues Forum for a Town Hall meeting in Chicago, to share your story and concerns on how the fiscal crisis is impacting your community.

    Honored panelists for the evening are:
    *Joseph Mancino, Mayor of the Village of Hawthorn Woods and Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    *Zaldwaynaka Z. Scott, President of Chicago State University
    *Edwin Eisendrath, CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times
    *AJ Wilhelmi, President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association
    *Rosanna Marquez, State President of AARP IL

    Make sure your voice is heard. Stand up and share how Illinois’ prolonged fiscal crisis is impacting your life.

    Refreshment will be served starting from 4:30 pm.  Live broadcast will start at 5:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm.

    The event is FREE.  Call 1-877-926-8300 to RSVP or RSVP online here.

    Spread the word and read more on the upcoming Chicago State Budget Forum.

    AARP will also be hosting two viewing locations:

    Chicago’s Little Village/Pilsen Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
    Arturo Velasquez Institute 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
    RSVP: https://aarp.cvent.com/LVPforums or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

    Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 5 p.m.
    Gallery Guichard, 436 East 47th Street , Chicago, IL 60653
    Please RSVP at 1-877-926-8300 or register online at: aarp.cvent.com/BronzevilleForum