GOP calls on Kifowit, Conroy, Mussman constituents to help stop more taxation
The Illinois Republican Party is urging residents of House Districts 46, 56 and 84 to call their representatives and voice their opposition to a budget based on tax hikes passed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday.
The robocall campaign recently began targeting constituents of Reps. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego), Deborah Conroy (D-Villa Park) and Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg), as well as those of 16 other Democratic representatives in contentious districts.
After months of compromising, the Senate Democrats moved forward on partisan lines with a budget that does not include significant reforms, according to a release from the Illinois GOP. It instead closes the state’s deficit through an increase to the state income tax and applying the state sales tax to previously untaxed services, among other measures. The legislation also does not provide property tax relief.
“Last night, with little debate, Senate Democrats in Springfield passed one of the largest tax hikes in state history,” the calls say. “Their plan will raise the income tax on every Illinoisan by 32 percent. They passed huge taxes on everyday services like Netflix, dry cleaning and television. And they chose to let property taxes continue to skyrocket. Now the bill goes to Mike Madigan's House for a vote. You can help stop the tax hikes.”
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