Labor supports Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils his graduated income tax plan during a news conference in the governor's office at the Illinois State Capitol on March 7, 2019, in Springfield. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register)

 

Labor unions come out in support of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated income tax plan


 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s backers in organized labor are putting their weight behind his plan to shift Illinois from a flat-rate income tax to a system where higher earners pay higher rates.

Bob Reiter, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, was among union leaders who joined the Democratic governor Tuesday at a news conference at the Thompson Center in the Loop to pitch the plan, which the Pritzker administration says would generate $3.4 billion in new annual revenue by raising rates on the wealthiest 3 percent of taxpayers while cutting taxes for everyone else.

 

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Chicago Tribune