SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) — A broad majority of Illinois voters support a graduated income tax, according to new survey data from NPR Illinois and the University of Illinois Springfield.
According to the survey, nearly two-thirds of registered Illinois voters support a graduated income tax, favoring a system where the wealthy pay more.
Illinois currently uses a flat tax system, in which residents pay the same 4.95% tax rate despite income.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker made the tax proposal a centerpiece of his campaign and first legislative session.
In June, Pritzker signed a measure that could lead to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois.