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October 20, 2014, 6:19 am
970 WMAY News

Lt. Gov. Simon: Illinois Should Look At Progressive Tax System

A top state official says Illinois should definitely look at a move to a progressive income tax as the state tries to stabilize its budget. 


Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon… who is also a candidate for state comptroller… says a progressive tax structure, where wealthy Illinoisans would pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes, would be more fair than the current system. 


Simon says right now, the overall tax burden takes a bigger percentage of the income of poor Illinoisans than it does from wealthier people.  In an interview for the 970 WMAY News Feed, Simon did not specifically call for the idea to be adopted, but says it should be part of the conversation.

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