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'Stairway to Heaven' longer than Senate debate over historic tax amendment

May 01, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

After just seven minutes of debate, Senate Democrats took the first major step Wednesday in advancing Gov. J.B. Pritzker's goal of revamping how the state taxes income - seeking the biggest change in the state income tax since it was enacted a half century ago.

The Illinois Senate passed its version of a graduated income tax package on strictly partisan lines - and its fate now lies within the Illinois House, where changes are anticipated.

"It is clear that Governor Pritzker and S...