This is in regards to the recent tax hike and all the uproar over it. As an Illinois citizen, I am proud of my state Sen. Don Harmon for having the courage to vote to get our state back to financial health. It was not, I’m sure, a decision that was taken lightly. But it had to be done. I’d rather have him vote his conscience and do the right thing than to pander to his constituents just to get votes, which is what the Republicans have done.

No one likes taxes, but compared to the tax rates of our neighboring states, we have it pretty good here in Illinois. And we will have more than the other states — an economy that will be fiscally responsible!

Marie Perkins
Oak Park

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