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Just what kind of new taxes could be in Illinois taxpayers’ future? Several state lawmakers outlined their ideas for tax increases during a forum Monday.


Democratic state Senator Heather Steans said Illinois needs a progressive income tax similar to how the federal government taxes income. She also said the state needs spending cuts alongside more revenue.



Republican state Rep. Tom Morrison said Illinois should steer clear of taxing a specific group of people.



Morrison said if increasing taxes alone were the fix, it would have been done already. He insisted on economic reforms the governor has said would help grow the economy and the tax base.


The forum was sponsored by Truth In Accounting and the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.

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