ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK: Lawmaker files progressive income tax amendment without rates

By Brett Rowland and Greg Bishop

“Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pledged to change the state's flat income tax to a graduated one, but he has avoided talking about specifics such as tax rates. He's said that the rates would be negotiated with the legislature. 

Pritzker has repeatedly said a progressive structure would require people like him (a billionaire) and former Gov. Bruce Rauner (a multimillionaire) to pay more. During a debate in October, Pritzker said a teacher in Peoria with an average salary of $51,481 should get a tax break. While some call it a progressive, or a graduated, tax, Pritzker and other Democrats have taken to calling it a “fair tax…”

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Evan Walker