CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters are considering whether to revise the state Constitution to bolster the rights of voters and crime victims.
Also on the ballot Tuesday are questions about increasing the minimum wage and hitting millionaires with a tax surcharge to pay for schools.
The voters’ rights amendment was a Democratic response to Republican-led efforts in three dozen states to require voters to show proof of identification.
The crime victims’ amendment would ensure that victims receive information about court proceedings, including hearings and plea negotiations.
The nonbinding idea for a millionaires’ tax would add a 3 percent surcharge on any taxpayer whose adjusted gross income tops $1 million.
There’s also an advisory question about whether insurance plans should cover birth control — a response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June.
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