State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) stood with his Senate Republican colleagues on Wednesday as they announced the filing of Senate Resolution 27, which calls on the Illinois Senate to reject any progressive income tax measure that is introduced in the 103rd General Assembly.
“The voters of Illinois already rejected this kind of tax structure,” said Senator Lewis. “In fact, in 2020 the Progressive Income Tax Constitutional Amendment failed in 101 of 102 counties. The Legislature should respect the will of the people, and walk away from any plans to resurrect any form of a progressive income tax. I will be fighting against any bill that seeks a progressive tax structure and am proud to co-sponsor SR 27.”
In 2020, the “Fair Tax” Amendment failed by more than 760,000 votes.
“Everyday Illinoisans are suffering the effects of record-high inflation,” added Senator Lewis. “People are really struggling. This is the worst possible time to come forward with a new tax scheme that is punitive toward residents and business owners.”
Senate Resolution 27 was read into the official Senate record on Wednesday. It now awaits to be assigned to a Senate committee.