Voters will now get to decide if Illinois should enact a Fair Tax.
In May 2019, both chambers of the Illinois Legislature voted to place the Fair Tax constitutional amendment (SJRCA 1) on the November 2020 ballot. Voters will now get to decide if Illinois should enact a Fair Tax.
The Responsible Budget Coalition, of which the Shriver Center is a member, is a nonpartisan statewide coalition made up of over 300 member organizations.
“We applaud all those who voted yes for taking a responsible first step toward putting Illinois’s fiscal house back in order. The federal government and 32 other states require wealthy people to pay higher tax rates than working people. This is our chance to change the unfair, regressive tax system that makes Illinois a national outlier and take a giant step to end the state’s budget mess.” – Responsible Budget Coalition Executive Committee co-chair John Bouman, president of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law