Progressive Income Tax: Money grab disguised as tax reform The same forces that helped Quinn land the governorship in 2010 and raise income taxes in 2011 are laying the groundwork for a progressive tax initiative. They want to make the temporary 2011 tax hike permanent and tax certain individuals at ever-higher marginal rates.
The next two years in Illinois Neither Illinois Senate President John Cullerton nor House Speaker Mike Madigan will have a Republican boogeyman to point to when they speak to interest groups or members of their own caucuses.
A taxing prediction Rumors are swirling in Springfield that the Legislature may vote on whether to make the temporary 67 percent income tax hike permanent.
Can Illinois afford another income tax hike? A progressive income tax would increase the tax bill for Illinois’ middle class. It would destroy jobs and prevent the entrepreneurial activity that Illinois desperately needs.