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Fact-check: Pritzker taxes truth in dismissing revenue alternatives

Mar 03, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

During last year's campaign for governor we took then-Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner to task for a False claim about a tax plan being pushed by Democratic rival J.B. Pritzker.

Pritzker said he wanted to replace Illinois' flat income tax with graduated rates requiring the wealthy to pay more. Rauner said working families would get soaked because all states with graduated tax systems - 32 at last count - impose higher tax rates on middle-income earners than what they currently pay in Il...