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  • 05.29.2019
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State Journal-Register: House Democrats OK Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan

Propelled solely with Democratic votes, the Illinois House Monday approved a proposed constitutional amendment for a graduated state income tax. By a 73-44 vote, the House approved the amendment for the November 2020 ballot when voters will be ...

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Chicago Sun-Times: Graduated income tax question heads to ballot as House OKs constitutional amendment

Landing Gov. J.B. Pritzker a huge win, the Illinois House — along strictly partisan lines — on Memorial Day approved a November 2020 ballot question that will ask voters if they wish to change the state’s income tax structure from a flat tax to th...

  • 05.29.2019
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NPR Illinois: Dems Put Graduated Income Tax Before Voters

Illinois voters will get to decide the future of the state’s income tax. Democrats on Monday approved a measure to put a graduated income tax on the ballot next fall. Flexing their supermajority, Democrats voted for a measure that would elimina...

  • 05.20.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: A census undercount could cost Illinois billions

Illinois could lose $1.2 billion in funding over a decade should the 2020 U.S. Census undercount the state's population, according to new Chicago Urban League research. Both Chicago and the state have high "hard to count" populations, with Illino...

  • 05.20.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: Where all the tax money from recreational marijuana will go

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is staring down a $133.5 billion pension hole, is counting on help from legalizing recreational marijuana. But less than half the new tax revenue generated from weed sales will go toward shoring up the state's finances. Un...

  • 05.20.2019
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Crain’s Chicago Business: Pritzker unveils $41.5 billion capital plan

After months of pondering, Gov. J.B. Pritzker today began briefing state lawmakers on his much-anticipated capital plan, and it’s both big and expensive—$41.5 billion over six years, to be financed in part by a doubling of the state's tax on gasol...

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