* Illinois News Network…
Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon has filed legislation to ask voters to change the state’s constitution to allow for a progressive tax system, but the bill provides no details about what that structure would look like.
Harmon’s bill would allow for the state to impose higher income tax rates on those who earn more, but is devoid of detail. It “provides that the income tax may be a fair tax where lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels,” according to a synopsis of the legislation.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has pledged to change the state’s flat income tax to a graduated one, but he has avoided talking about specifics such as tax rates. He’s said that the rates would be negotiated with the legislature.
Harmon’s proposal is actually a constitutional amendment. I don’t know very many people who want to lock tax rates into the Constitution.