Supporters of a progressive income tax in Illinois have come up short.  When the House adjourned Wednesday afternoon, that ended the chance to put a question on November’s ballot about whether to replace a flat tax with a progressive tax. Illinois law says any ballot initiative has to be passed more than 6 months before the election.


Long-time political observer Kent Redfield with the University of Illinois-Springfield explains why


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The Department of Revenue said Rep. Lou Lang’s progressive tax proposal would have caused more than 43 thousand Illinoisans to move out of the state in the first four years.


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