Bernas says progressive tax hike wrong for Illinois

by Vote Jillian | May 10, 2018, 11:10am

Whether a so-called progressive tax reform bill that would end Illinois’ flat income tax is a good idea depends on whom you ask – or when you ask them.

Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) recently dismissed a 1,000-signature petition from her constituents panning progressive tax reform, according to an article by Austin Berg on the Illinois Policy Institute website. 

“No change in my public position," the institute quoted her as saying. "Tell your activists they can keep doing this, but I won’t participate.”

But in a video of a May 2 town hall meetingwith Hoffman Estates voters, Mussman seemed to do an about-face.

"I think we as a general public ought to have a conversation about what's good tax policy in our state," she said at around the 34-minute mark. "I haven't taken a position yet, I'm trying to keep an open mind."

Jillian Bernas, the Republican challenger for Mussman’s 56th District House seat, pointed out the inconsistency.

Read the article here.