Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s Budget Plan Won’t Push For An Income Tax Hike For Next Year



Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s 2022 state budget proposal won’t include an income tax hike, but it will seek the elimination of $900 million in business tax credits and aims to hold spending at current levels, the governor’s office said Tuesday.

The Democratic governor will present his budget outline on Feb. 17. It’s Pritzker’s first spending plan since the November defeat of his constitutional amendment to impose a graduated income tax.

The outline he will present to lawmakers for the state fiscal year that begins July 1 includes a $3 billion deficit – less than the $5.5 billion originally forecast.

Author(s): Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold

Publication Date: 9 February 2021

Publication Site: WBEZ