Brady to host “Graduated Tax” town hall meeting

Dan Brady
Rep. Dan Brady will host a town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss and answer questions about Gov. JB Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax system. (WJBC file photo)

 

By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – A local lawmaker wants constituents to be fully aware of Governor JB Pritzker’s plan to implement a graduated income tax system.

Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) will host a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Uptown Normal to discuss and answer questions about the proposed graduated income tax.

A Senate committee approved the amendment to the state’s constitution, which would move the state from a flat tax to a graduated tax where rates are based on income.

Governor Pritzker said only those making above $250,000 a year will see a tax increase. The amendment moves to the full Senate for approval.

Brady told WJBC’s Scott Laughlin if the amendment is approved by the legislature, voters will then have a say on the November 2020 ballot.

“Once the General Assembly is done working towards putting this on for a constitutional question on the ballot, the voters will have a say, and hopefully educating voters will be to their advantage,” said Brady.

Rep. Randy Freese (R-Paloma) will join the discussion along with a presentation from Americans for Prosperity.

The town hall meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Uptown Station.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com

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