March 07, 2019

AFSCME supports Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax plan

Responding to the fair tax rate plan issued March 7 by Governor JB Pritzker’s office, AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Roberta Lynch released this statement:

“Under Governor Pritzker’s fair tax plan, millionaires would pay more while working people pay less. Public services and schools would get needed reinvestment and the state could pay its bills.

“Raising needed revenue from those who can afford to pay a little more—while cutting or keeping taxes low for 97 percent of filers—is the fair tax reform that’s long overdue in Illinois.

“Our union will work with lawmakers to pass the legislation needed to put the fair tax plan on the 2020 ballot.”

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