Press Release

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address

The Responsible Budget Coalition issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address on February 19, 2020.Read More

Responsible Budget Coalition Celebrates House Passage of Fair Tax Amendment

The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) and its more than 300 member organizations—including Illinois’s leading social service providers, advocates, community groups and labor unions—responded to today’s vote in the Illinois House of Representatives placing the fair tax amendment (SJRCA 1) on the November 2020 ballotRead More

Responsible Budget Coalition Statement on the Passage of Fair Tax Amendment through House Revenue and Finance Committee

The Responsible Budget Coalition and its more than 300 member organizations—including Illinois’s leading social service providers, advocates, community groups and labor unions—applaud the House Revenue and Finance Committee for passing the fair tax amendment today.Read More

Responsible Budget Coalition Calls for General Assembly to Put Fair Tax on the Ballot

The Responsible Budget Coalition and its more than 300 member organizations—including Illinois’s leading social service providers, advocates, community groups and labor unions—strongly support a fair tax with higher rates for higher incomes and lower rates for lower incomes.Read More

Responsible Budget Coalition Responds to Governor Pritzker’s Fair Tax Announcement

The Responsible Budget Coalition applauds Governor JB Pritzker’s push for a Fair Tax. A Fair Tax would give relief to working families while raising much-needed revenue to fund essential state services.Read More

Statement from the Responsible Budget Coalition on Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address

The Responsible Budget Coalition issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address on February 20, 2019.

“The Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) has long called for a Fair Tax as a critical solution to bringing Illinois needed revenue and moving us toward financial stability. In this first budget address, after years of stagnation and suffering, we are energized to see Governor Pritzker recognize and put forth a call to make the Fair Tax a reality.Read More

Statement From The Responsible Budget Coalition On The 2018 Midterm Election Results

November 7, 2018 CONTACT: Ambar Mentor-Truppa Responsible Budget Coalition 312-809-8048 amentor@povertylaw.org CHICAGO – The Responsible Budget Coalition issued the following statement in response to the results of the 2018 midterm elections in Illinois. “The candidates for Governor made adequate and fair revenue for state government the top issue in last night’s election, giving the people…Read More

Chicago Supporters Rally To Demand Fair Tax Now For Illinois’ Middle Class And Working Families

March 27, 2018 CONTACT: Anne Klingeberger aklingeberger@kivvit.com 917.439.8388 Members of the Responsible Budget Coalition and Fair Tax Now campaign join local leaders to call for a change to the state’s income tax structure in 2018 CHICAGO – The Responsible Budget Coalition and Fair Tax Now campaign put pressure on state legislators to change the outdated…Read More

Responsible Budget Coalition Occupies State Capitol, Demands Full State Budget And Unleashes “Fair Tax Now” Campaign

February 14, 2018 CONTACT: Anne Klingeberger aklingeberger@kivvit.com 917.439.8388 Hundreds of activists from across the state demand Gov. Rauner and General Assembly “show love” for Illinois’ middle class on Valentine’s Day with fair budget and tax structure SPRINGFIELD – Today, as the Governor gave his budget address, hundreds of activists from throughout the state took to…Read More

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