GRADUATED INCOME TAX DEBATE
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Ted Dabrowski: Former Vice President of Policy and Spokesman at the Illinois Policy Institute
In his Treasury roles in both Mexico and Poland, Ted managed multi-billion-dollar balance sheets and Sales and Trading businesses, which gave him hands-on experience in budgeting and crisis management. After returning to the U.S., Ted shifted to public policy, where he spent six years as Vice President of Policy and Spokesman at the Illinois Policy Institute.
John Klingner: Policy Analyst at the Illinois Policy Institute
John worked in Washington, D.C., as an office assistant for former U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra and later worked as a research assistant for the American Legislative Exchange Council before joining the Illinois Policy Institute.
Ralph Martire: Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA)
Ralph currently serves as the Executive Director of the CTBA, which is committed to ensuring that state, federal and local workforce, education, fiscal, economic and budget policies are fair and just, and promote opportunity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity or income class. He is also the Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University.
Dan Biss: Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising; Member of the Illinois Senate from 2013 - 2019
Dan is Executive Director of Rust Belt Rising, an organization that trains Democratic candidates to speak on issues of important to working families, who have been left behind by a system rigged in favor of the top 1%. He recently spent 8 years as a member of the Illinois General Assembly, chairing both the Labor and Human Services committees in the Illinois Senate.
Voting "yes" means support for changing to a graduated income tax, and voting "no" signals opposition to a graduated income tax.
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