Anderson Statement on Income Tax Hike Vote

Springfield – State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) offered the following statement after the Illinois' Senate Democrat majority voted to raise taxes on Illinois citizens on Tuesday, May 23.

“Today, Senate Democrats gave up on bipartisan, good-faith negotiations toward a balanced budget that includes reforms to put Illinois in a better position moving forward, and instead pushed through a piece of legislation that aims to permanently raise your income tax rate to 4.95 percent,” said Senator Neil Anderson, adding, “They’re going to tell you that this will address the crisis facing our state, but that’s not true.

“We cannot keep asking taxpayers to foot the bill for bad decisions made by reckless, irresponsible career politicians who refuse to change the way they do business,” said Anderson. “I voted against this legislation, and urge my colleagues in the House to do the same.”

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