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Measure to Repeal Illinois Tax Hike Has ‘Majority’ says Senator

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PALATINE, Il. (KMOX) – One Illinois state senator wants to undo the tax increase passed by lame duck legislators.

Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy says not only did the legislators pass a tax increase, but they kept the current rate of spending.

“You can’t fix it if you’re committed to maintaining government spending as your number one priority” Senator Murphy told KMOX’s Mark Reardon.

Murphy has introduced a bill to repeal the tax increase and feels confident he has the support.

He says with 54 republicans in the Illinois House and 24 G.O.P. members in the state senate along with some Democrats who support the repeal there is actually a majority opposition to the tax hike in both chambers of the general assembly.

Senator Murphy calls the tax increase on both individuals and businesses “cynical” because it not only rases taxes but maintains a 17% increase in spending over the next four or five years.

“Job creators around the country have got to be looking at us like we are from Mars” said Murphy.

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