Republicans against graduated tax system


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.

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