Pritzker Pushes Progressive Tax – 4/18/17

Last Updated on April 18th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

>>Pritzker Pushes Progressive Tax

The billionaire who wants to be Illinois governor says it’s time the state raises taxes on people like him. Democratic candidate JB Pritzker yesterday told a crowd in Springfield that he thinks a progressive tax is the only way to pay for Illinois’ massive pile of unpaid bills. Pritzker said he’s focused on raising taxes, not cutting state spending. Lawmakers, and ultimately voters, would have to approve a progressive income tax in the state.