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Northwest Herald
Progressive tax a jobs killerThe legislation by state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, seeks to create tiers of inco
Progressive tax a jobs killer
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
The legislation by state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, seeks to create tiers of income tax rates based on how much an individual, family or small-business owner earns. Those in the lowest bracket – married couples who file jointly with income of $200,000... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Tax increase plan would be jobs killerproposed would be a disaster for small-business owners and a jobs killer in the
Tax increase plan would be jobs killer
Daily Chronicle / Posted yesterday
proposed would be a disaster for small-business owners and a jobs killer in the state. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, seeks to create tiers of income-tax rates based on how much an individual, family or small-business owner... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Optimistic Rauner mum on what it will take to end budget impasseitems. "The governor doesn't understand what stirs the economy. If he did we w
Optimistic Rauner mum on what it will take to end budget impasse
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
items. "The governor doesn't understand what stirs the economy. If he did we would have had a budget long ago," said Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie. "The problem isn't the numbers on the budget. They can sit there crunching budget numbers all day long,... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Governor Rauner commemorates National Small Business Weekcomp costs limit small business. He also says a proposed graduated income tax w
Governor Rauner commemorates National Small Business Week
Central Illinois News Center / Posted yesterday
comp costs limit small business. He also says a proposed graduated income tax won't help them. State Representative Lou Lang begs to differ with Governor Rauner. Lang says if he and other lawmakers hope to change the Illinois tax code with a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income taxreferendum deadline at the end of next week. Even though a companion "fair tax
It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income tax
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
referendum deadline at the end of next week. Even though a companion "fair tax" bill by Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang, D-Skokie, is aimed only at the very well-to-do — a higher, 8.75 percent rate would kick in for individuals only on... Read more
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Daily Herald
Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for nowallow people of different incomes to be taxed at different rates. Now, individu
Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
allow people of different incomes to be taxed at different rates. Now, individuals pay a flat 3.75 percent. State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, says he hopes there will be a vote. It could be tough because at least one Democrat, state Rep.... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Numbers war breaks out over Illinois graduated income taxlawmakers ought to take some care before enacting anything. At issue, as previ
Numbers war breaks out over Illinois graduated income tax
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
lawmakers ought to take some care before enacting anything. At issue, as previously reported, is a pending bill by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, to revamp the state's current 3.75 percent individual income tax. The rate in the lowest bracket would go... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
What’s up next for Springfield?Deputy Democratic leader of the House, state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie speak abou
What’s up next for Springfield?
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
Deputy Democratic leader of the House, state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie speak about his proposal for a graduated income tax and what comes next in the high-stakes budget battle in Springfield. Visit wgnplus.com for blogs, podcasts and more!... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Showemergency stop-gap short-term funding rescue for higher education. Last, Deput
The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
emergency stop-gap short-term funding rescue for higher education. Last, Deputy Democratic leader of the House, state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie, about his proposal for a graduated income tax and what comes next in the high-stakes budget battle in... Read more
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Northwest Herald
State Rep. Jack Franks opposition to graduated income tax could kill billso separate legislation would be required to set the tax rates if the amendment
State Rep. Jack Franks opposition to graduated income tax could kill bill
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 days ago
so separate legislation would be required to set the tax rates if the amendment was approved. Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang is sponsor of the current graduated tax proposal. Under Lang’s proposal, Illinoisans with $100,000 or less in... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Rep. Franks opposes graduated income taxso separate legislation would be required to set the tax rates if the amendment
Rep. Franks opposes graduated income tax
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 days ago
so separate legislation would be required to set the tax rates if the amendment was approved. Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang is sponsor of the current graduated tax proposal. Under Lang’s proposal, Illinoisans with $100,000 or less in... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois House committee OKs progressive income tax planwealthiest residents at higher rates is heading to the full House for considera
Illinois House committee OKs progressive income tax plan
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
wealthiest residents at higher rates is heading to the full House for consideration. The plan by Democratic state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie got approval Tuesday in the House Revenue Committee. The current income tax rate is 3.75 percent. Under... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Progressive income tax plan advances in Illinois Housepeople in Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for cons
Progressive income tax plan advances in Illinois House
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 14 days ago
people in Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for consideration.The plan by Democratic state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie was approved in the House Revenue Committee on Tuesday.The current income tax rate is 3.75 percent. Under... Read more
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Daily Herald
Illinois House committee OKs progressive income tax planin Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for considerati
Illinois House committee OKs progressive income tax plan
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
in Illinois at higher rates is heading to the state House floor for consideration. The plan by Democratic state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie was approved in the House Revenue Committee on Tuesday. The current income tax rate is 3.75 percent.... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Child advocacy group backs tax proposalto House Speaker Michael Madigan, would be contingent on voter approval since i
Child advocacy group backs tax proposal
Daily Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
to House Speaker Michael Madigan, would be contingent on voter approval since it alters tax code. Democratic state Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie said he’d like voters in November to consider his idea, which would translate into a tax cut for 99... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Democratic lawmakers dismiss comptroller's get-line paycheck movetied to a larger budget deal. "I don't think anybody's fazed by it. What we ha
Democratic lawmakers dismiss comptroller's get-line paycheck move
Chicago Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
tied to a larger budget deal. "I don't think anybody's fazed by it. What we have to do, we will do," said Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie, an attorney. "She has a difficult re-election ahead of her and she's looking for every chance she can get... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Madigan, Dems Push Income Tax Hike for WealthyRep. Lou Lang, a top ally of Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, is sponsoring a
Madigan, Dems Push Income Tax Hike for Wealthy
NBC Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
Rep. Lou Lang, a top ally of Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, is sponsoring a bill that looks to make those who earn more money pay higher tax rates. The move would replace the state’s current flat income tax, shifting to a graduated system. “We... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Illinois child advocacy group backs plan to tax wealthy moreproposal to replace Illinois' flat income tax with a system to tax the state's
Illinois child advocacy group backs plan to tax wealthy more
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 15 days ago
proposal to replace Illinois' flat income tax with a system to tax the state's highest earners more. Democratic state Rep. Lou Lang has pitched a graduated income tax plan he says would mean a tax cut for 99 percent of residents and generate $1.9... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Is it time for a graduated income tax in Illinois?of passing needed enabling legislation by early May. It sounded really, really
Is it time for a graduated income tax in Illinois?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 15 days ago
of passing needed enabling legislation by early May. It sounded really, really tempting when Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang told reporters "99.3 percent of Illinois taxpayers will see a tax cut," and the state will get an additional, badly... Read more
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Daily Herald
Democrats' plan would raise taxes on wealthiest Illinoisans8.75 percent. "We think this is fairer, particularly at a time when we want to
Democrats' plan would raise taxes on wealthiest Illinoisans
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
8.75 percent. "We think this is fairer, particularly at a time when we want to create middle-class tax relief," state Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, said. Getting it done, though, will require an amendment to the state's constitution that would... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemateelse it's good trade bait in a volatile situation. Coming up later today: A ne
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemate
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
else it's good trade bait in a volatile situation. Coming up later today: A news conference with top Madigan lieutenant Lou Lang, D-Skokie, to plug a proposed "fair tax"—essentially a big boost on the wealthy that would kickstart state revenues... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemeteelse it's good trade bait in a volatile situation. Coming up later today: A ne
CTU, Munger, Madigan up the ante in Springfield stalemete
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 16 days ago
else it's good trade bait in a volatile situation. Coming up later today: A news conference with top Madigan lieutenant Lou Lang, D-Skokie, to plug a proposed "fair tax"—essentially a big boost on the wealthy that would kickstart state revenues... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Madigan Dems try to revive income tax plan to make wealthy pay higher ratebecome law unless voters first approve an amendment to remove the flat tax from
Madigan Dems try to revive income tax plan to make wealthy pay higher rate
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
become law unless voters first approve an amendment to remove the flat tax from the Illinois Constitution. Sponsoring Rep. Lou Lang estimates the change could bring in as much as $1.9 billion a year — money he said is much needed given the ongoing... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner turns thumbs down on pension bill Emanuel wants signedBerrios (county assessor), Executive Vice Chairman Toni Preckwinkle (County Boa
Rauner turns thumbs down on pension bill Emanuel wants signed
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Berrios (county assessor), Executive Vice Chairman Toni Preckwinkle (County Board president) and Executive Vice Chairman Lou Lang (state representative). (Hal Dardick) *IL biz group weighs in on Garland: The National Federation of Independent... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois school funding debate breaks along political, geographical linesof us want to fund education. How that happens and when that happens is still u
Illinois school funding debate breaks along political, geographical lines
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
of us want to fund education. How that happens and when that happens is still up for discussion," said state Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie. "It's only the beginning of April. We have plenty of time to get this budget finished, and plenty of time... Read more
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Daily Herald
New anti-heroin proposals emergelawmakers have brought up new ideas to address the heroin crisis that could be
New anti-heroin proposals emerge
Daily Herald / Posted 29 days ago
lawmakers have brought up new ideas to address the heroin crisis that could be considered in the coming weeks. State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, has proposed that people who are getting state services and are addicted must be informed about... Read more

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