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General Assembly Kicking the Tires on Tax Proposals

General Assembly Kicking the Tires on Tax Proposals

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A senator who wants Illinois to switch from a flat income tax to a graduated income tax – in which higher earners pay at a higher rate – says a new television spot against the idea is untruthful.

State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) says Americans for Prosperity has no grounds to say an Illinois proposal would raise taxes on 85 percent of the state’s taxpayers. “That’s ridiculous,” Harmon complained. “There are no tax rates proposed” yet.

“The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability proposal would raise taxes from 3.75 to 5 percent for anyone making (as little as) $5,000,” said David From, Illinois state director for Americans for Prosperity.

“Any proposal that I will support would lower the taxes for, I would expect, 85 or 90 percent of the residents,” Harmon said.

“If they introduce legislation which puts forth what they think the right rates are, in an honest way, we’d use those” to evaluate it,” From said.

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