ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Not a single Democrat voted against Governor Pritzker’s graduated income tax, but that support did not come without a few negotiations.
A few weeks ago, Democratic Representative Jonathan Carroll was a no vote for the plan. It changed when Pritzker agreed to back a task force to tackle the state’s high property taxes.
The governor announced plans for the task force immediately following the passage of the constitutional amendment. The bipartisan group of lawmakers will have until next year to make its first report.
Carroll said a few Republicans are skeptical about what the task force can get done.
Along with the task force, Pritzker also proposed a property tax relief fund. The task force passed out of committee unanimously and will be up for a vote in the House sometime before Friday.