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Graduated tax amendment center of debate

The graduated income tax amendment took center stage at a virtual forum Wednesday and, like much of the debate on it so far, centered largely on what might happen if the amendment passes or fails.
It will either open the door to more tax increases or it will not. It will either open the door to taxing retirement income or it will not. It will either provide much-needed income to the state or it won’t make much of a dent in the state’s fiscal problems.
“The tax system in this state is simply unfair,” said Jake Lewis of the pro-amendment Vote Yes for Fairness. “The middle class, the working poor pay way too high a tax to the state and the people at the very, very top do not pay their fair share.”
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