Group welcomes extra taxes to prevent Rauner cuts

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — A faith-based group marched in Arlington Heights, Ill. Saturday, upset about what they call an “immoral budget” proposed by Governor Bruce Rauner.

To fill a $6 billion dollar budget deficit, Rauner has proposed nearly $4 billion in cuts to human services in Illinois.

Protesters want the governor and state legislators to know they are willing to pay more in state income tax to fill the gap.

Democratic State Senator Michael Noland was at the protest, and said he has proposed a bill that would raise the state income tax back to five percent — and expand the sales tax to include consumer services.

The protesters also said they support taxing a portion of retirement income and closing corporate tax loopholes.

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