We urge you to consider taking a stance on HJRCA0049, the bill to place a constitutional amendment for a graduated income tax on the fall ballot. The bill is sponsored by Christian Mitchell and has about 36 co-sponsors.
To view the co-sponsors, visit
"Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. Removes a provision that provides that a tax on income shall be measured at a non-graduated rate. Provides that there may be one tax on the income of individuals and corporations, that this may be a fair tax where lower rates apply to lower income levels and higher rates apply to higher income levels, and that no government other than the State may impose a tax on or measured by income. Effective upon being declared adopted."
A coalition of groups named A Better Illinois is supporting this proposal. Senator Harmon has filed a bill SB350 proposing three levels of income for taxation purposes. There is a calculator available at http://calculator.abetterillinois.org/ that shows exactly what a family’s savings would be under his bill.
Our pensions depend on stable funding for the state. Our support for these bills is in our best interest. It is also in the best interest of Governors State University. There is not much time because it must be passed in early May. Call your representative’s office today.
GSU SUAA Board