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We've been hearing a lot of debate lately about the merits and demerits of a graduated, or "progressive," state income tax.

Illinois' constitution mandates a "non-graduated rate." Everybody from the poorest to the wealthiest currently sends 4.95 percent of their taxable personal income to

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May 2, 2018Chicago Sun-Times

The House Revenue and Finance Committee voted late Wednesday afternoon to back a resolution sponsored by Speaker Michael Madigan calling for Illinois to switch away from its flat rate income tax and replace it with a “fair and progressive income tax.”

The resolution says the Legislature

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April 30, 2018CapitolFax.com

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability has a new report out about how a graduated income tax could be used to lower taxes for 98 percent of Illinoisans. Here’s the Tribune…

Under one model, the state would keep its current 4.95 percent rate for income of up to $300,000. It would

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April 30, 2018Chicago Tribune

*New tax idea: The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is offering up models for a graduated tax system in Illinois.

The liberal-leaning group issued a report Monday saying Illinois’ current tax policy is “unfair” because the 4.95 percent flat tax rate for

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April 30, 2018Crain's Chicago Business

CTBA's report, "Cutting Taxes for the Middle Class and Shrinking the Deficit: Moving to a Graduated State Income Tax in Illinois," makes the case for a graduated rate state income tax in Illinois, and illustrates two possible rate structures that would accomplish each of three major objectives

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April 4, 2018WTTW Chicago Tonight

Big changes aimed at saving the Chicago Park District’s pension fund are a bust. A Cook County judge has struck down a 2014 overhaul deal as unconstitutional.

The reforms were supposed to bring in more money to the underfunded system by raising the retirement age and cutting benefits. But

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April 4, 2018State Journal Register

April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of noted civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Because he was a minister, King infused his activism with appeals to morality, values and common decency. King fought for everything from voting rights to eliminating racism and

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April 4, 2018WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chicago Park District Pension Deal Struck Down. Now What?

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March 26, 2018WCPT AM 820

Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Jesse Hoyt from Healthy Illinois discussed the #FairTaxNow campaign on the Ben Joravsky Show.

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-32618-with-ralph-martire-jesse-hoyt-and-dan-mihalopoulos

 

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