The push for Illinois to join 33 other states with a graduated income tax rate died midweek at the Illinois Capitol.
The bill’s sponsor in the House, Rep. Christian Mitchell decided not to call the bill for a vote. Citing a lack of votes needed to pass it, just days after claiming that the idea had bipartisan support. Rep. Mitchell claims the Governor got involved. And Rep. Lou Lang a supporter of the bill says that this shouldn’t be tied up over debates about spending plans.
The bill would have gone on the ballot as a constitutional amendment and needed a three fifths vote to pass.