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DURING WEDNESDAY’S INAUGURATION OF THE 101ST ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY…LAWMAKERS PROVIDED A GLIMPSE OF SOME OF THEIR PRIORITIES FOR THE NEW YEAR. 

 

REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS WELCH OF WESTCHESTER TOUCHED ON TAXES…PARTICULARLY MOVING ILLINOIS TO A PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX SYSTEM.

 

 

WHILE WELCH TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR A PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX SYSTEM AND OTHERS TALKED ABOUT FIGHTING CRIME…HOUSE MINORITY LEADER JIM DURKIN TOUCHED ON THE INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE LEAVING ILLINOIS.

 

 

DURKIN SAYS IT’S TIME TO WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THEE ISSUES. LAWMAKERS ALSO FACE MORE THAN SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS IN UNPAID STATE BILLS AND A MASSIVE PENSION BURDEN.

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