Madigan Lauds Fair Tax Amendment, Tax Relief for 97%

Michael Madigan
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. (IllinoisLawmakers.com)

Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Monday after voting to adopt a Fair Tax amendment, taking the first step towards tax relief for 97% of Illinois families:

“Reforming Illinois’ tax system to put middle-class families first by providing those families with tax relief is a major step toward a stronger Illinois, and I commend Governor Pritzker for his leadership. Middle-class families bear too much of the burden under the current tax system, and a Fair Tax will enable us to make the wealthy pay their fair share to balance the budget and invest in critical resources like education and health care – all while providing relief for 97% of taxpayers.

“There is more work to be done, and House Democrats stand ready to continue our efforts to build a stronger middle class and build a stronger Illinois by making income taxes and property taxes fairer for the middle class, making our economy stronger by expanding access to career and vocational training that prepare people for high-wage jobs, and making health care more affordable for Illinois families.”

This is a release from Illinois Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s office.