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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

Illinois strikes out on Amazon HQ2

Illinois strikes out on Amazon HQ2

Amazon picked two of the 20 remaining cities to split its $5 billion, 50,000-job HQ2, with a third city receiving 5,000 jobs. Illinois struck out on all three.

By Brad Weisenstein