Progressive income tax would be a very tough thing to do
Monday, Oct 7, 2013
* State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Urbana) explains her ideas for a progressive income tax…
Those rates wouldn’t be in the actual constitutional amendment, however. Legislators would be free to raise and lower the amounts.
* And I still believe that there’s very little chance that sponsors can get three-fifths in both legislative chambers to put this on the ballot. The Republicans in both chambers are adamantly against it.
Rep. McSweeney’s resolution has 47 co-sponsors, meaning the other side will have to get everybody to vote for the proposal who hasn’t already signed on to the McSweeney measure. And while Senate President John Cullerton likes the idea, House Speaker Michael Madigan has been cool to it.
I’m just not seeing it yet.