Tax Talk

On April 3rd Representative Ammons hosted two tax talk events with Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. Issues covered during the event were the ineffectiveness of the proposed budget by Governor Rauner and the four core areas which took the most cuts in the past fiscal year; public safety, healthcare, public services, and education. Martire debunked myths about fixing the budget solely through cuts and emphasized the necessity to balance the budget through tax increases and bureaucratic adjustments. Martire explained the inefficacy of the pension fund plan and how much of the deficit it is contributing; taking from K-12 and higher education. 

For further information check out the powerpoints from the event here.