Illinois’ pension crisis has been a growing problem for decades, and its negative effects on state residents are well documented.1 Economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and related government shutdown orders threaten to bring that long-running crisis closer to its breaking point. The state’s five pension systems collectively held nearly $139 billion of debt at...View Report
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has formally declined an invitation to appear before the Illinois House committee tasked with investigating his involvement in the ComEd scandal.
While acknowledging the harm it would do to the state economy and working Illinoisans, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton claimed lawmakers would be ‘forced’ to look at hiking everyone’s taxes due to the budget crisis.
The political cost for raising taxes is exactly why the constitution’s authors created a flat tax protection. About 30% of the lawmakers from the 100th Illinois General Assembly were gone after passing the 2017 income tax hike.
As Indiana gets back to normal, Illinois is locked into Phase 4 restrictions until further notice.
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood filed legislation in the U.S. House to ensure federal money supports essential government services during the COVID-19 pandemic – not mountains of pre-existing state and local debt and financial mismanagement.
This page will be updated daily to reflect developments related to the spread of COVID-19 in Illinois.
Each Illinois taxpayers owes $52,000, thanks to politicians spending more than they already take in. On Nov. 3 taxpayers will be asked for even more.
Finding your in-person voting place before the election can be a headache. Here’s a breakdown to make it easier.
Following initial hearings, a committee formed to investigate House Speaker Mike Madigan’s involvement in a ComEd corruption scandal requested testimony from key players.
Progressive income tax proponents put factually inaccurate and misleading claims into a constitutionally required pamphlet intended to inform voters about a proposed amendment.