Memorial Day, May 27, 2 019 — It’s fair to say none of the lawmakers would want to spend their holiday away from family and friends, but for approximately THREE HOURS of debate, the Illinois House spoke on the Governor’s proposed Constitutional Amendment to allow voters to decide whether the state should have a Progressive income tax instead of the current flat tax.
The measure passed, as expected along party line votes, 73-44. We will post an hour long version of the debate later so viewers can see a portion of this historic debate.
Before the Constitutional Amendment can become effective and change the existing law, the vote on the proposed amendment or amendments shall be on a separate ballot.
A proposed amendment shall become effective as the amendment provides if approved by either three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election.
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