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State Sen. Radogno collects constituent opinions on taxes

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 11:09 a.m. CDT

LEMONT – State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) has released the results of a survey sent out to residents of her district asking questions about issues such as taxes and schools.

According to a news release from her office, the responses included:

• When asked how Illinois should tackle its ongoing fiscal problems, 73 percent said they believe the state still spends too much money. Twenty percent of the respondents said they believe the state has made cuts so severe that a tax increase should be put on the table. Six percent were unsure.

• A slight majority preferred the state’s current flat rate tax to a graduated tax, in which people pay a higher percentage as their income increases. Eighty-three percent were against the imposition of a graduated income tax without the rates explicitly stated in the legislation.

• Fifty-three percent supported a school voucher program, while 35 percent expressed opposition and 11 percent were uncertain.

• When asked how they prefer to receive their state and local news, 36 percent said they primarily get their news from the newspaper, with television news at 24 percent, radio at 23.5 percent and websites and social media at almost 15 percent.

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