Illinois Fair Tax Amendment - Ralph Martire
From Cody Pope on September 21st, 2020
Illinois Fair Tax Amendment
Ralph Martire, Keynote Speaker
In advance of the November 2020 ballot question facing Illinois citizens, Ralph Martire will explore Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposal to amend the Illinois State Constitution. Voters will decide whether to replace the current flat tax with a graduated state income tax. If the ballot measure passes, Illinois will join 32 other states with a graduated income tax, with different tax rates applied to different individuals. Professor Martire will present his analysis of implications of the Fair Tax for income inequality, the Illinois economy, Illinois perilous fiscal condition and the future of State funding to higher education. Question and answers session will provide a chance to further examine the debate over the proposed Constitutional amendment.Ralph Martire is executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (“CTBA”), a bipartisan 501(c)(3) think tank committed to ensuring that state, federal and local workforce, education, fiscal, economic and budget policies are fair and just, and promote opportunity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity or income class. He is also the Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University.