A Cook County judge on Friday denied a conservative group’s request for a temporary restraining order in its bid to block Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax initiative from the ballot in next month’s election.
Allies of the Democratic governor claimed it as a legal victory for what they’re pushing as the “Fair Tax,” but the right-leaning Illinois Policy Institute says its lawsuit is ongoing in the bitter battle against what the think tank insists is a tax hike.
“We are committed to prosecuting our claims in court and will continue to fight for Illinois voters’ right to fair and accurate information on the ballot and in state-issued pamphlets,” the group’s marketing vice president Austin Berg said in a statement. “We look forward to our next opportunity to argue on behalf of voters and retirees.”
Quentin Fulks, chairman of the “Vote Yes For Fairness” committee that’s championing the initiative, said