Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Wants Illinois Tax System Overhauled
Daniel Biss - a Democratic candidate for governor - says Illinois' tax system should be overhauled.
The state senator from Evanston appeared on Illinois Public Radio's WBEZ Morning Shift program on Monday.
Biss says incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's call for freezing PROPERTY taxes is off-base...and Illinois should instead rely on money from a graduated INCOME tax.
"Our property taxes shouldn't be frozen. They should be lower. Our whole tax system is broken. We need to reform our tax system so that millionaires and billionaires who've been the beneficiaries of generations of economic growth and are not paying their share in Illinois finally pay their share."
Biss faces several Democratic opponents in next year's primary...including downstate schools superintendent Bob Daiber, Chris Kennedy, Tio Hardiman, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, and J.B. Pritzker.