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Pritzker promises budget stability from progressive tax, but can taxpayers trust him?

SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 | by Brett Rowland | THE CENTER SQUARE

The governor really wants voters to trust that Illinois lawmakers will wisely spend the more than $3 billion he says a progressive income tax would generate for the state (several outside organizations have questioned the governor's revenue estimates). He's said it's the only way to steady the state's finances. As it stands, Illinois has enough cash stashed away to operate for one-tenth of a day.

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