* Ryan Denham at WGLT…
Meanwhile, [Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady] said he also plans to spend the next 10 months making the case against the graduated or progressive income tax proposal that will be on the ballot in November. […]
Brady said he’s worried that abandoning Illinois’ flat income tax will prompt more high-end earners and middle-income families to leave the state.
Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker supports the graduated income tax and made it a central part of his 2018 campaign against then-Gov. Bruce Rauner, winning with 55% of the vote. […]
“I believe the voters will reject—when they’re informed about the risks of this alteration—I believe voters will reject it. The question is, can we overcome the Pritzker money when it comes to messaging the truth about this alteration?” Brady said.
That is indeed a major question.
* Opponents are gonna need to start raising money sometime soon, and I assume they will. I mean, there are plenty of rich people in Illinois who don’t want to pay higher taxes. But, since Brady mentioned it, this is from the Vote No On The Blank Check Amendment committee’s fourth quarter D-2 report…
Funds available at the beginning of the reporting period: $0.00
Total Receipts: $0.00
Total Expenditures: $0.00
Funds available at the close of the reporting period: $0.00
Investment Total: $0.00