Rep. Joe Sosnowski hosts roundtable discussion on the Graduated Tax proposal

Illinois residents will be voting on a graduated income tax proposal in November.
Published: Sep. 11, 2020 at 5:52 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Anyone heading to the polls in Illinois will be voting on an amendment on whether to change the state constitution by allowing a graduated tax rate. One local representative wants to make sure before November, voters are informed on the issue.

23 News anchor Mike Garrigan served as moderater for the Graduated Tax Talk event at Rockford University Thursday, hosted by State Representative Joe Sosnowski. Panelists on each side of the debate had twenty minutes to argue their case for or against the amendment on the November ballot that would allow Illinois the opportunity to join 33 other states across the country that currently have a graduated tax rate based on income. Rep. Sosnowski said he’s found that this tax referendum can be one of the more complicated issues on the ballot.

“Any time you change tax structure, moving from something that is historically been a flat-tax to something that is a tiered structure tax system there is a lot of numbers involved and a lot of moving parts. There is a lot of qualifiers so you know getting the information out so people understand it fully because it’s important for them to be able to vote this November.”

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