SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Representative John D’Amico, D-Chicago, co-sponsored a resolution on Wednesday opposing the practice of passing tax increase legislation during the time period between the November election and the January inauguration.
“I co-sponsored this resolution because elected officials should stay accountable to their constituents,” D’Amico said. “We should not have members who are retiring and already have one foot out the door vote for tax increases that could last forever. This is not how state government should be run. It is not fair to the people these politicians promised to serve.”
House Resolution 1494 opposes any tax increase during a lame duck session. A “lame duck” session is a time period between the election in November and when all lawmakers are sworn in during January.
“Illinois needs to stop its ‘business as usual’ attitude when it comes to taxes,” D’Amico continued. “Last minute, midnight votes need to stop. These bad votes hurt Illinois families and they only help the special interests. I look forward to working next year with my colleagues in a transparent fashion to end this budget impasse and help middle class families.”
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