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Demmer, Hastings debate progressive income tax rates, firearm background checks

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and State Senator Mike Hastings (D-Tinley Park) joined Capitol Connection to discuss Governor Pritzker’s plan to put a progressive income tax on the 2020 ballot, and how the state might explore options to update background checks for firearm purchases and compel law enforcement to seize weapons from people who had their FOID card revoked.

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