Rep. Carroll not yet sold on tax plan
Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Carroll (Northbrook) does not appear to be sold on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “fair tax” proposal.
“Yesterday I was quoted by Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC ) that I’m a ‘no’ vote on the fair/jobs tax,” Carroll posted on Facebook. “Let me be clear that I want us to change how we tax in Illinois. I’d rather take our time and do this right and not rush such an important policy change.”
Pritzker’s plan calls for a constitutional amendment that would allow lawmakers to change from a flat to a progressive tax system, meaning higher tax rates for the state’s most affluent residents. Critics of the plan have argued that before long most everyone could see higher taxes, including middle-class and even poor residents.
Meanwhile, the governor has recently come under fire over his own tax-related issues. Several media outlets recently reported that Pritzker and at least two family members including his wife are under federal probe amid allegations they ordered workers to remove all the toilets from one of their Gold Coast mansions as a way of saving on their property tax bill.