State Journal-Register: Ralph Martire- Progressive tax will help Illinois address its problems

Anyone who pays attention to state government knows Illinois’ fiscal system is a hot mess. Illinois has a huge — as in $8 billion plus — accumulated deficit in its General Fund. Not good, considering over $9 out of every $10 of spending on services goes to the four core areas of education, health care, social services, and public safety. On top of that, Illinois is also one of the most notoriously unfair taxing states in the nation. The reason: Illinois overtaxes low- and middle-income families while undertaxing the wealthy.

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