AARP Illinois and other senior-focused interest groups voiced concerns Wednesday over “misinformation” that they say is being spread about the state’s proposed shift to a graduated income to communities that “can’t afford to be misled.”
“It makes me crazy to know my hard-working friends and neighbors are paying the same tax rate as millionaires and billionaires in this state, and it makes me angry when I see those same millionaires and billionaires spreading rumors about graduated income tax impacting retirement income,” said Wendy Edington, an AARP Illinois volunteer.
In a Zoom news conference, members of the advocacy group for retirees, as well as the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and Jane Addams Seniors in Action, said there’s “nothing more important” than voters passing the amendment that would change the state’s tax structure to a graduated-rate system.
AARP has paid for ads in support of the tax proposal, which Gov. J.B.