* Background is here if you need it. Tribune…
A major initiative by Gov. J.B. Pritzker aimed at preventing the loss of up to $1 billion in revenue was put in jeopardy early Wednesday after falling 10 votes short in the Democratic-controlled state House.
Pritzker wanted to block a change to the federal tax code passed by Congress as part of the coronavirus relief plan from applying to state tax bills. He unveiled the proposal late last week, as the legislative lame duck session was getting underway. […]
Republicans also criticized the state Department of Revenue, which knew of the cost to the state of the federal change in October but didn’t immediately let legislators know about it.
* From comments…
Very charitable of you to think this was ‘missed’. Seems likely they didn’t want to talk about another billion dollar tax increase when they were going for the $3+ billion tax increase in the graduated tax amendment. Too cynical? Maybe but our choices seem to be incompetence or intentional.
My brain was too tired to think of this possibility last night and I didn’t hear anybody mention it during the debate.