An attempt to add a surtax on Illinois millionaires failed in the Illinois House today.
House Speaker and Democrat Michael Madigan has backed the idea that would raise more money for schools.
Illinois now has a flat tax on everyone. Madigan wants a 3-percent additional tax added on income above one million dollars.
Voters went along with a statewide advisory referendum on the issue in 2014.
Madigan: "It's time to listen to their voice, not the voice of the 1-percenters."
However Republicans like Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon say it would cause job creators to go elsewhere.
Kay: "I'm sure as Florida hears this debate, they're saying Welcome To Florida."
Democrats disputed that notion but the measure fell three votes shy of passing.
An effort to create a graduated income tax structure, which would raise taxes on the wealthy, is still under consideration.