SPRINGFIELD, Ill.–State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, co-sponsored a resolution on Wednesday calling for politicians to stop the habit of voting for tax increases during the time between the November election and the January inauguration.
“I co-sponsored this resolution because every two years we hear how there ‘might’ be a tax increase after the election,” Manley said. It really is despicable that politicians try and wait out the people until after the election to pass a tax increase. Well, the politicians are going to have a much more difficult time passing a tax increase now.”
The resolution, HR 1494, states outright opposition to any tax increase during a lame duck session. A “lame duck” session is the time period between the election in November and when all members are sworn-in during January.
“These last minute, midnight votes need to stop,” Manley said. “We should always take votes in the light of day and not try and hide what we are doing from the public. If you believe in something, you should be able to vote for it before an election, not just after one”.
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