State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) is looking to get lawmakers to vote on his graduated income tax proposal on Tuesday. The state legislature has to pass the proposal by May in order for the plan to make it on to the November ballot. Harmon's proposal would change the state income tax system to one based on income level as opposed to the current flat tax.
“We understand it is a difficult choice, but we’re simply asking that the voters be allowed to weigh in and make a decision about tax policy and how Illinois should tax income,” Harmon told the Chicago Tribune's editorial board Thursday duing a meeting with legislators on both sides of the issue.
Read more about the discussion here.