Illinois Senate OK’s massive tax hike; Rep. Ives takes over as House sponsor to advocate for taxpayers

Rep. Jeanne Ives
SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Jeanne Ives released the following statement today after the passage of SB 9 in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday, legislation to increase taxes by $5.4 Billion through income tax increases on both individuals and employers in addition to a new “sugar tax” on sweetened beverages. SB 9 now goes to the House of Representatives, where Rep. Ives has pre-filed to be the bill’s sponsor.

“I want to be a part of the conversation when it comes to taxes and how any tax increase would impact hardworking Illinois families and job creators. Senate Bill 9 would give Illinois the highest taxes on employers of any state in the nation and make it more difficult for middle-income families to make ends meet. There is a bigger conversation that needs to be had before the state considers a tax increase; specifically on real property tax relief, responsible spending cuts and pro-business reforms to help create jobs in Illinois. I believe the best way for me to have a voice in that discussion is to control the bill in the House of Representatives as its sponsor.” 

Senate Bill 9 is expected to be assigned to a House Committee as early as Wednesday.

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