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New AFP-IL mailers target some who voted to override Rauner’s tax hike veto

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017

* Press release…

Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) today announced the roll out of its accountability effort targeting 16 state representatives who voted to override Governor Rauner’s veto of SB9, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s proposal to permanently increase the state income tax by 32 percent. AFP-IL consistently advocated against increasing income taxes throughout the legislative session and has called for a long-term property tax freeze instead. The accountability campaign includes targeted digital ads, direct mail, and grassroots activities.

“We’re disappointed Springfield failed to provide taxpayers relief from their crippling property tax burden yet voted to demand they forfeit more money to the state by permanently increasing their income tax bill by 32%. A bipartisan majority of residents from all over the state supported a long-term property tax freeze, yet lawmakers overrode Gov. Rauner’s veto and passed the permanent income tax hike to help fuel an unbalanced budget,” said AFP-IL State Director Andrew Nelms. “This massive tax increase will cost a taxpayer with a net income of $50,000 a year more than $600 annually. Hardworking Illinoisans are already overtaxed and we want to make sure struggling families know which politicians failed to relieve their property tax burden and instead made living in the Land of Lincoln even more unaffordable.”

* I don’t have the full target list, but here’s one of the mailers…

- Posted by Rich Miller   2 Comments      


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