Illinois Passes Constitutional Amendment to Allow a Progressive Income Tax -

Voters in Illinois will have a chance to raise taxes next year. Indeed, they'll be able to fundamentally alter the state's tax code.

Before Monday, the state constitution prevented the government from taxing different levels of income at different rates. But on Monday, the Illinois House of Representatives amended the document to allow a progressive income tax. Voters will choose whether to implement such a tax in 2020.

This tax increase would come on the heels of major state tax hikes in 2017,...

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