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Stay up-to-date on federal and state legislative activities. Learn how AARP is fighting for you in Washington D.C. and right here at home.
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AARP Illinois is partnering with local media outlets to get crucial information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic to neighborhoods disproportionately affected by the crisis.
Tax
If voters approve a constitutional amendment on Nov. 3., a graduated income tax could help reduce Illinois’s $3.2 billion budget gap.
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AARP Illinois statement on HB 3493
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AARP is backing further calls for transparency from utility companies.
Tax anxiety
When Illinois voters go to the polls in November, they will be asked to vote on whether to pass a Constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to impose a graduated income tax. AARP Illinois has formed a Ballot Initiative Committee to educate the public about why a graduated income tax would be in the best interest of the state’s 1.7 million members.
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From Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director:
Customer pays for prescriptions medications with hundred dollar bills.
Other potential 2020 legislation would require pharmaceutical companies to explain price hikes and pave the way for importing drugs from Canada and other countries.
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(Espanol) It was cold outside, but the warmth and excitement filled the room as 200 people danced the night away at the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) on a recent Saturday.
Man using calculator and calculate bills in home office.
AARP will educate Illinois voters on a 2020 ballot referendum that, if approved, would shift the state to a graduate income tax, instead of a flat tax.
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