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Rock Island Wants Springfield To Pass Fair Tax Act

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Due to the perceived unfairness of the Illinois tax system for low and middle income families, the Rock Island County board is urging lawmakers in Springfield to pass the Fair Tax Act.

On March 19th, the Board overwhelming passed a resolution asking lawmakers to pass the Fair Tax Act.

The resolution calls for a "Fair Tax-with lower rates for lower incomes and higher rapes for higher incomes" that would "Lower taxes for the majority of Rock Island County residents and put more money into our local economy."

"Springfield's cheating our middle class families, holding back our economy, and jeopardizing our way of life here in Rock Island County," board member BRian Vyncke said. "It's time for fundamental budget and tax reform that includes a Fair Tax, which means a tax cut for Rock Island families."

Board member Don Jacobs noted that the county has already lost $500,000 from the state this year, which included cuts to the state's attorney's office.

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