Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.View Report
Recent polling shows many Illinoisans would not trust state lawmakers with expanded taxing authority under a progressive income tax system.
Illinoisans will pay more in state and local sales taxes when shopping online beginning next year.
Persistent budget deficits, enormous and growing pension obligations, a high debt burden and labor contract negotiations all await Lori Lightfoot as she settles into office.
The Illinois General Assembly and governor devised 21 different ways to take more money from taxpayers to finance spending on government operations and infrastructure.
Band-Aid fixes and spending-heavy compromises were rampant. And now it’s all coming home to roost.
The state gas tax is projected to automatically increase 130% by 2025, without lawmaker approval. That’s almost 25 cents more on a gallon of gas.
Answers to frequently asked questions about new casinos and sports betting in Illinois.
Contrary to claims from both Republicans and Democrats, and despite raising nearly $1.1 billion in new taxes and fees for operations, the fiscal year 2020 budget is out of balance by between $574 million and $1.3 billion.
The numerous tax and fee hikes in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s capital spending more than offset the promised savings of the governor’s “fair tax” plan.
Springfield politicians talking out of both sides of their mouths on tax “fairness” is one of many reasons they didn’t deserve a raise.