DAILY HERALD: Editorial: State Senate gets drive toward a graduated income tax off to a rocky start

By Editorial Board

”Democrats who want Illinois to move to a graduated income tax in 2020 will do well to remember that the campaign to persuade voters will turn not on a complex series of tax brackets but on one simple concept: trust.

In that regard, state senators did their movement no favors Wednesday when, along strict party lines, they voted to put a constitutional amendment on the November 2020 ballot, then almost immediately approved a tax schedule for a series of income levels that increases taxes from the schedule Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the proposal's driving force, has been promoting for weeks.”

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Evan Walker