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Bill Brady
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The Illinois Senate’s top Republican said he’s disappointed so far in what he’s seen emerge out of the state’s property tax relief task force.

Pritzker speaks to media
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Voters will decide whether to change Illinois’ income-tax structure after the House approved a constitutional amendment on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated tax proposal.

Bill Brady
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The Illinois Senate on Wednesday approved a graduated income-tax structure that charges a rate of 7.99 percent for the most affluent residents.

Town Council chambers
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Democrats challenged state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Normal, during a sparsely attended town hall meeting Tuesday about a proposal for a graduated income tax.

After years of campaigning, Democrats are moving ahead with a plan to change Illinois’ tax system. On Tuesday they formally introduced the language they want to change in the Illinois Constitution.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said Thursday he’s confident the legislature will approve a graduated income tax.

PRitzker in studio
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A study has found that a graduated income tax like the one Gov. J.B. Pritzker is touting would narrow a growing income gap among the state's richest and poorest and deliver $3 billion or more in extra revenue for underfunded schools and infrastructure.

A long time ago, the tax was proposed by the GOP and opposed by Democrats. It became law, but it didn't last long.

Pritzker Outlines First Budget; GOP Questions Revenue

Feb 20, 2019
J.B. Pritzker
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker is proposing raising more than $1 billion in state revenue by legalizing recreational marijuana and sports betting.