* Perhaps the biggest news from this morning’s IMA candidates debate…
Republican governor candidates Bruce Rauner and Kirk Dillard opened the door today to consideration of broadening the state sales tax to include services as part of a comprehensive overhaul of Illinois’ tax structure.
“I think it should be in the mix. I’m not prepared to say that’s the answer,” said Rauner, who added that it should be “on the table” in “looking at our entire tax code.”
Dillard, a state senator from Downers Grove, also said he was open to consideration of a broadening of the sales tax. “Maybe,” he said, adding that it would be part of a review of state taxation similar to what Rauner was proposing.
State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington were against the idea.
* The Question: Should Illinois tax services? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.