Majority of Illinois voters back graduated income tax, survey says

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A broad majority of Illinois voters support a graduated income tax, according to new survey data from NPR Illinois and the University of Illinois Springfield.

According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of registered Illinois voters support a graduated income tax, favoring a system where the wealthy pay more.

Illinois currently uses a flat tax system, in which residents pay the same 4.95% tax rate despite income.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker made the tax proposal a centerpiece of his campaign and first legislative session.

In June, Pritzker signed a measure that could lead to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois.