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Rep. Wehrli stands up against another tax hike

Local Government

By Glenn Minnis | Apr 9, 2019

Budget 11

Illinois State Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) continues to lead the charge in speaking out against Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive-tax proposal.

Wehrli (R-Naperville) recently joined GOP colleagues Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) at a press conference to further voice his opposition to legislation he has deemed as yet another assault on taxpayers.

“This proposal will not solve Illinois’ financial problems,” Wehrli said in a press release. “It simply provides new revenue for new spending. “Illinois Democrats increased taxes in 2011 and again in 2017, yet our debt is higher than ever. The governor has proposed no spending controls or reforms to how Illinois does business. Instead, they are once again reverting to their intellectually lazy solution of increasing taxes on Illinois families.”

Illinois State Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville)

Under the plan proposed by Pritzker, tax rates for some families and businesses will jump to as high as 7.95 percent from current rates of 4.95 percent.

“Democrats could enshrine specific rates in the graduated income tax legislation, but they’re not doing that,” Wehrli added. “They are structuring this proposal as a blank check from the taxpayers of Illinois with rates that could be increased at the whim of the General Assembly.”

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