Illinois voters have rejected a ballot measure to authorize a graduated state income tax. The defeat of this proposal, championed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, represents a significant win for Illinois taxpayers and a rejection of the tax-and-spend ways of Illinois Democrats.

“Illinois politicians want a progressive income tax structure with ever higher tax rates as your income goes up. Such a tax hike would’ve exacerbated the exodus of people and employers from the Land of Lincoln. Illinois taxpayers won big by saying ‘no’ to Governor Pritzker,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.