2009 Senate Bill 798

Raise state income tax

Introduced in the Senate

Sept. 10, 2009

Introduced by Sen. John Gleason (D-27)

To increase the state income tax from 4.35 percent to 4.8 percent, a 10.3 percent income tax hike.

Referred to the Committee on Finance

Sept. 30, 2009

Motion by Sen. Alan L. Cropsey (R-33)

Discharge the Committee on Finance from further consideration of the bill and move it directly to the House floor for an immediate vote. This was a tactical move by the majority intended to demonstrate that the minority did not have sufficient votes for the "new revenues" they wanted instead of budget cuts.

The motion passed by voice vote

Failed in the Senate 2 to 33 (details)