Dixon… State Representative Tom Demmer issued the following statement regarding tonight’s income tax increase vote in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“As a member of the negotiating team, I know we have been making real progress with Democrats on both a balanced budget and meaningful reforms that would help put Illinois back on the right track. Instead, Speaker Madigan ended those talks and put a permanent income tax increase to a vote,” said Demmer.
“Illinois is facing an unprecedented financial challenge. We need meaningful reforms to lower the cost of government, attract new jobs, and make Illinois a state where families and businesses can thrive” Demmer continued.
The State revenue plan (Senate Bill 9) passed by a vote of 72 to 45. Governor Rauner has indicated he will veto the bill, but it received enough votes for an override.