GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, held a Fair Tax Informational Session at the Warren-Newport Public Library on Thursday. The Fair Tax Informational Session was hosted in coordination with Northwest Lake County League of Women Voters, and featured Ralph Martire, a representative from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a bipartisan think-tank that promotes fiscal responsibility.

“There has been a lot of misinformation disseminated throughout our communities about the details of the Fair Tax proposal, and what the measure seeks to accomplish. I wanted to host an event where residents can ask questions about the Fair Tax and know they are going to get honest, factual answers,” said Mason. “Imposing the Fair Tax at the agreed upon rates will deliver tax relief to 97% of Illinois tax payers, and I am proud to support a measure that provides that level of relief; however, I know this proposal does not address our broken property tax system, and I will continue to fight for a comprehensive proposal that delivers real property tax relief to the middle class.”

Mason’s Fair Tax Informational Session covered a variety of topics, including information on income equality, the difference between a flat and graduated tax system, the state’s structural deficit and the state’s pension ramp. To find additional information about the Fair Tax, please contact Mason’s constituent service office by calling 847-485-9986 or emailing

“Governor Pritzker’s proposal, to create what he calls a fair tax, is in fact a fair tax. It comports with sound principles of tax policy” said Ralph Martire, of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. “And it’s sorely needed in a state like Illinois that’s been cutting its expenditures on core services for decades.”

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