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    • House Democrats propose graduated income tax plan - Chicago Sun-Times April 16, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesHouse Democrats propose graduated income tax planChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, filed Friday — which will only work if Illinois voters approve a constitutional amendment to reform the tax code — most married taxpayers would pay 3.5 percent for income of $200,000 or less; 3.75 percent on income between $200 ...Is it time for a graduated […]
    • It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income tax - Chicago Tribune April 28, 2016
      Chicago TribuneIt's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income taxChicago TribuneLou Lang of Skokie, is shown on the House floor in June 2015. Lang has sponsored a bill that would tax individuals with an annual income over $500,000 at 8.75 percent. (Justin L. Fowler, State Journal-Register). Eric ZornContact ReporterChange of Subject.April 28 […]
    • Hastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for now - Chicago Daily Herald April 28, 2016
      Chicago Daily HeraldHastert's state lawmaker pension checks continue, for nowChicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, says he hopes there will be a vote. It could be tough because at least one Democrat, state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo, says he's against it, and Democrats in the House would need every last vote if Republicans don't jo […]
    • Summer movie preview: Blasts from the past - Salt Lake Tribune April 28, 2016
      Salt Lake TribuneSummer movie preview: Blasts from the pastSalt Lake Tribune"The Innocents" • French director Anne Fontaine's dark drama (called "Agnus Dei" when it premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival) is set in Poland, 1945, and centers on a French Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laâge) visiting a German camp and ...and mo […]
    • Graduation exercise - Illinois Times April 28, 2016
      Illinois TimesGraduation exerciseIllinois TimesWere Lang's bill made law – and remember that it would take a change in the Illinois Constitution to take effect – it would establish four tax brackets ranging from 3.5 percent to 9.75 percent. Please note (too many press stories do not) that these are ...and more »
    • Tax Policy Group Blasts Illinois Graduated Tax Legislation - WUIS 91.9 April 26, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesTax Policy Group Blasts Illinois Graduated Tax LegislationWUIS 91.9Members of a tax policy group based in Washington D.C., came to Springfield Tuesday to oppose two pieces of legislation that would change Illinois' income tax from a flat rate to rates based on how much a taxpayer earns. The change would depend on ...Progressive tax prop […]
    • A graduated income tax could put Illinois in the clear - Chicago Reporter April 21, 2016
      Chicago ReporterA graduated income tax could put Illinois in the clearChicago ReporterLou Lang, D-Skokie, the tax rate on incomes up to $100,000 (twice that for couples) would be reduced to 3.5 percent. It would rise to the current rate of 3.75 for income up to $500,000, to 8.75 for the next $500,000, and to 9.75 for income over $1 ...Editorial: Taxpayers sh […]
    • HERO and Will Co HELPS Heroin Forum Set for Friday Morning - 1340 WJOL April 28, 2016
      HERO and Will Co HELPS Heroin Forum Set for Friday Morning1340 WJOLCounty Executive Larry Walsh says a certain state lawmaker, Lou Lang, will have a lot to say on a bill that concerns heroin awareness. Coroner Pat O'Neil has seen this heroin crisis more “close-up” than just about everyone else. He says, it keeps ...
    • WJBC Forum: Not all Trojan horses are in Troy - WJBC News April 27, 2016
      WJBC NewsWJBC Forum: Not all Trojan horses are in TroyWJBC NewsLou Lang's bill that would, assuming the constitutional amendment passes, solve all our problems. It promises tax relief for the middle class: a married couple making under $200,000 would actually get a tax cut; the resulting revenue loss would not ...
    • Superstorm Sandy Victims Take Fight Against FEMA to DC - Washington Free Beacon April 27, 2016
      Washington Free BeaconSuperstorm Sandy Victims Take Fight Against FEMA to DCWashington Free BeaconUpdate 1:46 P.M.: Following publication of this article, a FEMA spokesperson contacted the Washington Free Beacon to say that an “unprecedented process to review these claims” has been set up to help Sandy Victims. “These survivors have been through ...and more  […]
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Illinois House Backs Affordable Health Care, Financial Security as Top Priorities

(Springfield, IL) — As you know, difficult problems  confront the nation, as a people and as a state – but together we can work to solve those problems. Divided We Fail, a nationwide effort is focusing on the biggest and most critical issues–affordable health care and financial security.

The Divided We Fail campaign is assembling the AARP, SEIU, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and lawmakers from across the nation to find solutions to affordable health care and financial security.

To nudge the campaign along, I sponsored and won passage on January 8, 2009 of an Illinois House Resolution–H.R. 127–that commits Illinois lawmakers to break political gridlock that has, at times, crippled the legislative process and address health care and financial security here in Illinois to the extent we can.

The new General Assembly, the new Senate leaders, and potential change in the Governor’s office can only help move the process along.

Lou Lang

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