House Democrats Defy Pritzker’s Progressive Tax
May 13, 2019 5:27AM CDT
Two House Democrats are opposing Governor JB Pritzker’s push for a ballot question that would allow progressive income tax. State Representatives Sam Yingling and Jonathan Carroll announced their opposition to the plan late last week. This narrows the number of potential yes votes from 74 down to 72, with at least 71 needed for the question to appear on the November 2020 ballot. House Republicans uniformly oppose the idea.