Pot, Tax Reform And Other Big Springfield Agenda Items

Gov. JB Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield, Ill.
Gov. JB Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois' flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo/John O’Connor
Gov. JB Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield, Ill.
Gov. JB Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois' flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. AP Photo/John O’Connor

Pot, Tax Reform And Other Big Springfield Agenda Items

Lawmakers in Springfield are back in session this week and there are a lot of big ticket items on the agenda before they adjourn again at the end of the month.

Legalizing recreational marijuana, the governor’s proposal for a graduated income tax, sports betting and a couple of tax ideas are all expected to come up this session. Oh, and lawmakers also have that pesky state budget to pass.

WBEZ state politics reporter Dave McKinney breaks down what legislators will try to squeeze in during the next month.

LEARN MORE: There’s a lot on the agenda when lawmakers return to Springfield (Chicago Tribune 4/30/19)