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GOP Pounces on Pritzker’s Taxes

The Democrat defended his decision to take a deduction on an “uninhabitable” mansion.

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Zach C. Cohen
May 17, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

“Smelling a chance to change the cam­paign nar­rat­ive, op­pon­ents of” bil­lion­aire J.B. Pritzker (D) “jumped all over news that he got an 83 per­cent tax break on a sup­posedly ‘un­in­hab­it­able’ his­tor­ic man­sion in the city’s Gold Coast.

“Both a top sur­rog­ate for” Gov. Bruce Rau­ner (R) “and, in more re­strained form, the cam­paign of” busi­ness­man Chris Kennedy (D) “at­tacked one of his key sources of strength: the back­ing from in­side party and labor groups that he’s rap­idly been pulling in.” (Crain’s Chica­go Busi­ness)

“Pritzker has said he ap­plied ‘only one year’ to have prop­erty taxes re­duced for a man­sion he bought next to his Chica­go home. Pritzker told WVON ra­dio Monday that what he did was com­mon and ‘many people do it every year.’” (AP)

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