Poll finds IL voters want planned tax rollback

Mar 25, 2014

A new poll from the  Paul Simon Public Policy Institute confirms the obvious, people don't like paying higher taxes. That could have broader implications as the state's lawmakers are tasked with crafting a new budget in an election year.

Illinois' income tax rate is set to rollback from 5 to 3-point-75-percent at the year's end. A majority of voters surveyed say they oppose keeping the higher rate permanently even if it means adding to Illinois' deficit. The Institute's director, David Yepsen, spoke about it with Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky.