SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, issued the following statement after the House of Representative passed a constitutional amendment allowing voters to make the decision if the state should move to a new tax plan:
“Since taking office, I’ve made it very clear that my goals have been providing much needed tax relief to middle-class and working families as a driver to leverage our economy, to create new jobs, and protect critical access to health care. There has been a lot of misinformation on both sides of this issue, but when you put that aside, the reality is that this plan puts us on a path to provide modest tax relief for a majority of Southern Illinoisans. That includes 99.6% of residents in the 116th district that would see relief or no change in their taxes.
“This amendment simply allows voters to make the first decision if our state should change its tax structure. When we talk about investing more in our local communities, our schools, our social services, the fair tax plan deserves to be part of that conversation.”