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.

At the end of more than three hours of debate, Democratic state Rep. Robert Martwick, from Chicago, said this change is what Illinois needs to begin digging out of its deep financial hole.

“This is an opportunity to fix the problems of Illinois, and begin reestablishing the services government is supposed to deliver,” Martwick said.

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