Nearing deadline, Pritzker’s wishlist includes taxes, gambling, marijuana and infrastructurePosted by On

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — It’s down to the wire in Springfield, where legislators have until next Friday to pass Governor J.B. Pritzker’s legislative wishlist including an income tax constitutional amendment, expansion of gambling, recreational marijuana and infrastructure.

So far the big-ticket items have not reached the governor’s desk.

The full House is set to consider Governor Pritzker’s proposal to move Illinois from a flat income tax system to a graduated one, which the Senate passed early this month on a party-line vote. For the proposal to effect, voters would need to approve it on the November 2020 ballot.

Republican lawmakers oppose the plan, and on Wednesday used a blank check prop to warn that a graduate tax system will open the door…

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