News from State Rep Anthony DeLuca


Dear constituent,
Yesterday, the Illinois House approved Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1, a question to be placed on the ballot as to whether Illinois should implement a graduated income tax rather than the current, flat income tax structure. This means you – the voter – will determine at the ballot box in the November 2020 General Election, whether Illinois should implement a graduated income tax or not.

Illinois is one of 6 states which currently utilizes a flat tax structure. It is important to understand the approval of SJRCA1 by the Illinois House did not increase your income taxes, it authorized the question to be placed on the ballot for your approval or defeat. Moving from a flat income tax to a graduated structure requires a constitutional amendment that must be approved by 60% of the voters.

Therefore, the final outcome is in your hands. If you support moving to a graduated income tax, vote yes on the question in the November 2020 general election, if you oppose a graduated tax and prefer the flat income tax structure, vote no on the question. You have the power with your vote to determine whether Illinois will be a graduated or flat income tax state.

The proposed graduated income rates have not yet been finalized. To see how your family would be impacted by the Governor’s proposal, you can use Governor Pritzker’s “Fair Tax Calculator”.

Lastly, many have asked why the voters have a say on a graduated income tax but not term limits or redistricting reform. For the record, if given the opportunity, I would vote yes for both constitutional amendments for term limits and redistricting reform.

Thank you and have a safe day!

Illinois 80th District includes portions of:
Townships: Bloom, Crete, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Rich, and Wilton
Municipalities: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton University Park, and Wilmington
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