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

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April 9, 2019

CONTACT:

Ambar Mentor-Truppa

Responsible Budget Coalition

312-809-8048

amentor@povertylaw.org

 

RESPONSIBLE BUDGET COALITION CALLS FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PUT FAIR TAX ON THE BALLOT

 

CHICAGO – 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. We urge every legislator to vote yes to put the fair tax constitutional amendment on the ballot, giving voters the chance to make this decision. With this decision, 97 percent of Illinois filers will pay the same or less in taxes. It is a decision to raise more than $3 billion a year for schools and other important priorities.

*This release was corrected on 4/25/19.

 

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The Responsible Budget Coalition is a nonpartisan statewide coalition made up of over 300 member organizations. We are united by three common principles including adequate revenue to support state priorities, no cuts to vital programs and services, and fairness in raising revenue. The RBC does not intervene or participate in contested elections for public office, nor does it support, endorse or oppose any candidates for office, nor do the endorsements or electoral activities of our member organizations reflect or suggest a position with respect to a contested election on behalf of the RBC. As a coalition, we engage and work with public officials on a bipartisan basis to enact our core principles. To learn more, visit live-responsible-budget-coalition.pantheonsite.io and follow @RespBudgetIL and www.facebook.com/ResponsibleBudgetCoalition.

The Responsible Budget Coalition’s (RBC) website is hosted by the Shriver Center on Poverty Law (Shriver Center).