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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) issued the following statement after the state Senate passed a bill that would eliminate Illinois’ flat income tax in favor of a graduated income tax. AFP-IL has long opposed a graduated tax.
AFP-IL State Director Andrew Nelms Issued the following statement:
“This vote is an affront to taxpayers and it is disheartening that the Senate voted to give themselves a blank check paid for by beleaguered Illinois taxpayers. When politicians get more tax power, Illinoisans get higher taxes. We thank those senators who voted against the bill and now urge the House of Representatives to stand up for Illinois taxpayers and reject it.”
For further information or an interview, reach LORENZ ISIDRO at LIsidro@afphq.org or (703) 887-7724.
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Illinoisans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org