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Union coalition supports Pritzker’s tax hikes to raise business taxes

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The "We Are One Illinois" coalition of unions responds to governor’s budget address are one of the few groups that supports Governor Pritzker's proposed 2021 budget.

The labor coalition, which says they're working on behalf of more than over 1 million statewide members, seems to indicate a tax hike on businesses is a good thing, since the Fair Tax amendment was defeated in November 2020. 

“Illinois faces a budget crater caused by the pandemic and the defeat of the Fair Tax amendment that would have required the very rich to pay their share," the "We Are One Illinois" coalition said in a statement. “We support Governor Pritzker’s proposed steps to address the budget shortfall by closing tax loopholes that big corporations exploit at the expense of the people of our state, and by decoupling Illinois from unwise federal tax changes.

“But our communities need essential public services now more than ever. More must be done to invest in schools, health care, public safety, help for the unemployed, for children and seniors, people with disabilities and more.Part of the solution lies with Congress. Like every state, city and town, Illinois needs the significant federal assistance found in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

“Further action from Springfield may be needed, as well. As the budget process goes forward, we will work with legislators and the governor to identify revenue-raising measures that can prevent harmful cuts and strengthen our state.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. The democrat controlled unions are the enemy of business growth in Illinois. The democrats business unfriendly policies will drive away more jobs and businesses. Its pathetic how they think higher taxes are going to stop the bleeding

  2. Difficult to get higher tax revenues from firms that are out of business, or have fled Illinois to move to more tax-friendly states.
    Also difficult to get it from former employees of said businesses who have now lost their jobs.