The Illinois Senate passed a graduated income tax.
It would replace the state’s 4.95% flat tax and charge higher rates for wealthier taxpayers.
Governor JB Pritzker says 97% of taxpayers would see no tax increases.
The measure now goes to the House for a vote.
If it passes, it would still need voter approval during the 2020 election.
(This story was originally published on May 1, 2019)