The Latest On Gov. Pritzker’s ‘Fair Tax’ Plan

Gov. Pritzker ran on his “fair tax” proposal, which will be the marquee ballot measure in Illinois this election season.

Graduated Income Tax
Gov. J.B. Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois' flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure with rates ranging from 4.75 percent to 7.95 percent, depending on income, at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield. The Democrat says his plan would generate $3.4 billion in additional revenue, make the wealthy pay more, and would keep tax bills the same or make them lower for 97 percent of filers. Only six states have flat-rate income taxes. John O’Connor / AP Photo
Graduated Income Tax
Gov. J.B. Pritzker outlines his plan to replace Illinois' flat-rate income tax with a graduated structure with rates ranging from 4.75 percent to 7.95 percent, depending on income, at a state Capitol news conference on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Springfield. The Democrat says his plan would generate $3.4 billion in additional revenue, make the wealthy pay more, and would keep tax bills the same or make them lower for 97 percent of filers. Only six states have flat-rate income taxes. John O’Connor / AP Photo

The Latest On Gov. Pritzker’s ‘Fair Tax’ Plan

Gov. Pritzker ran on his “fair tax” proposal, which will be the marquee ballot measure in Illinois this election season.

Political ads for and against Gov. JB Pritzker’s “fair tax” plan are ramping up before the election in November.

Reset checks in with A.D. Quig of Crain’s Chicago Business for more on the ad campaigns behind Gov. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan, and what needs to happen for the ballot measure to pass in November.

GUEST: A.D. Quig, government and politics reporter, Crain’s Chicago Business