Governor Pritzker wrote a check for $5 million this week to start in earnest his "Vote Yes for Fairness" campaign – an effort to amend the Illinois Constitution and make Illinois a progressive tax state rather than the flat income tax state it currently is.
In September, an Illinois Issues survey showed Illinoisans favor such a change – at a nearly two to one rate. Of the survey responders, 67% favored the Constitution change while 33% did not.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of those voters under age 35 believe the effects of the proposed tax would be favorable to the state's financial health, compared to 56% of those aged 45-59.
Seventy percent (70%) of those that make under $45,000 per year