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Pritzker price tag: Candidate’s spending promises require doubling state income tax

Pritzker price tag: Candidate’s spending promises require doubling state income tax

While J.B. Pritzker has not released a detailed tax plan of his own, reasonable cost estimates suggest the tax hike required to pay for the candidate’s spending promises would require doubling Illinois’ state income tax rate and cost the state an estimated 132,000 jobs and $31.3 billion in forgone GDP.

By Adam Schuster, Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill

Waste Watch: Nearly $100M of waste in Illinois state and local government

Waste Watch: Nearly $100M of waste in Illinois state and local government

Illinois taxpayers are fed up and overtaxed. Residents have little faith that their governments are spending their tax dollars well – and for good reason. The state’s most recent spending plan is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion, and includes $54.2 million in wasteful spending and $27 million in pork-barrel spending. The...

By Adam Schuster, Alec Mena, Travis Nix