SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, issued the following statement after the House of Representative passed a constitutional amendment allowing voters to make the tax system fairer for middle-class families:
“As I’ve talked to people across this district, I’ve been clear that my commitment to families in the Illinois Valley will always be fight for middle-class tax relief, make health care more affordable, and to stand up for the values of working men and women. This includes making millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share so we can hold the line on middle-class taxes.
“When you put aside all the misinformation we’ve heard, the truth is middle-class families bear too much of a burden under Illinois’ current tax system, while a Fair Tax offers modest tax relief for the vast majority of people in our community. This is just one step in a much larger effort to build a stronger Illinois and build a stronger middle class. There is a lot more work to be done, and my commitment is what it has always been: tax relief for the middle class, expanding access to career training that prepares people for high-wage jobs, and making health care more affordable.”