Fair tax infographicFacebook Image.jpgSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) voted to add a constitutional amendment to the ballot in 2020 that would allow voters to decide if Illinois should change our income tax structure to a fair tax.

Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1 would give Illinoisans the opportunity to abandon an extremely regressive tax system that makes our state one of the most unfair tax states in the country.

“With the current flat tax, a cashier in Elk Grove Village pays the exact same rate as a hedge fund manager in Chicago,” Murphy said. “With a fair tax, we can not only bring relief to working families, but relief to our state’s financial crisis.

A fair tax would tax lower incomes at lower rates and higher incomes at higher rates, provided voters approve the plan at the ballot box in 2020, thus protecting middle income households in the 28th district

Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1 passed the Senate and will now move to the House for consideration.

PropertyTax MaineDES PLAINES – Area residents who wish to learn more about how to appeal their property tax bill are invited to a town hall meeting Monday evening, May 6th, in Park Ridge.

State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) will host the discussion at the Park Ridge Public Library, at 20 South Prospect Avenue.

Maine Township Assessor Susan Moylan Krey and the Cook County Assessor’s Office will be in attendance to help answer any questions. Residents should bring their property tax bill, paperwork from any appraisal performed in the past 18 months and a closing statement if the house was purchased within the last year.

“Not many people know how the appeal process works,” Murphy said. “This town hall offers residents a chance to learn how to file a successful tax appeal and ask specific questions regarding their circumstance.”

Read more: Murphy to host property tax seminar in Park Ridge

PropertyTax ElkGroveDES PLAINES – Area residents who wish to learn more about how to appeal their property tax bill are invited to a town hall meeting Monday evening, April 29th, in Arlington Heights.

State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) will host the discussion at the Elk Grove Township Building, at 2400 South Arlington Heights Road.

Elk Grove Township Assessor Connie Carosielli and Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison will be in attendance to help answer any questions. Residents should bring their property tax bill, paperwork from any appraisal performed in the past 18 months and a closing statement if the house was purchased within the last year.

“Not many people know how the appeal process works,” Murphy said. “This town hall offers residents a chance to learn how to file a successful tax appeal and ask specific questions regarding their circumstance.”

Read more: Murphy to host property tax seminar in Arlington Heights

05302018KS0496 rSPRINGFIELD – A measure that passed out of the Senate today will add an extra protection for victims of domestic violence, thanks to Des Plaines Democrat State Senator Laura Murphy.

Senate Bill 399 would allow an address to be omitted from documents filed in court if disclosing the address would risk abuse or harm. The victim would also be protected from having to include a domestic violence safe house address or an address that was changed as a result of a protective order.

“It’s already hard enough for victims to take that first step and get out of their situation,” Murphy said. “They shouldn’t have to live in fear after being brave enough to get away because of the possibility of their address being released by a legal official.”

Murphy’s measure is in response to an incident where the judge included the address of the domestic violence safe house in a court order between the abuser and the victim regarding custody over their child.

Senate Bill 399 passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support and now moves to the House for consideration.

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