Republicans against graduated tax system - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Republicans against graduated tax system

Posted:

Decatur - Lawmakers hope to stop a tax increase for Illinois residents.

 

On Monday lawmakers from the house of republicans spoke out against a graduated tax system. The tax would require residents making more than $18,000 a year to pay an increase tax, ranging from 3 to 9-percent.

 

House republican leader Jim Durkin is against the proposal, he says it would be destructive to the local economy.  "The people of Illinois know that the House of Republicans have their back. That we are united 47 of us against changing the constitution or even having the question placed in the ballot. Democrats at 71  votes in the House of Representatives and if they want to do it they can do it on their own. They're not gonna receive any support or any assistance from the House Republicans."

 

The amendment would be placed on the November ballot.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • Current Events

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms