Which Side Are You On?
State Representative Mary Flower’s bill (HB 106) establishing a “LaSalle Street Tax” is finally up for a hearing before the Joint Revenue Committee. Your assistance is needed. Supporters of the LaSalle Street Tax will be holding a press conference prior to the hearing.
When: Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Gather at 12:45 PM; Press Conference @ 1:15 PM; Hearing @ 2 PM.
Where: Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St, Chicago
Over $900 trillion in sales pass through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Board Options Exchange every year, and yet there are no sales taxes on these trillions. We demand a very small tax on each contract; this could raise $10 to 12 billion annually in revenue for Illinois. This is enough money to address the state’s debt, expand social and human service programs and public education, start rebuilding our infrastructure, save and restore pensions, create green jobs and more.