A local lawmaker doesn't think the idea of a progressive income tax will have enough support to become reality.
Several lawmakers, including Urbana Democrat Naomi Jakobsson, are pushing for a change to a progressive tax from a flat one. To do that, lawmakers would have to approve putting a consitutional amendment question on the ballot. Then voters would have to approve that amendment.
Meanwhile, Republican Senator from Mahomet Chapin Rose said he doesn't think there's enough support among lawmakers for the change, and that citizens he's heard from aren't excited about it either.