Tying government spending to economic growth protects taxpayers from future tax hikes.View Report
Andrew Hamilton and his consulting firm have collected more than $2 million from eight regional development authorities since 2010.
One year after a record-setting tax hike the state still can’t balance a budget, has done nothing to solve long-term fiscal problems and has further damaged its economic growth.
The state will stop deducting agency fees from workers who have opted out of the union, effective immediately.
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
A few brave souls have come forward with their stories about the behavior under Madigan’s dome. But how many still feel powerless?
Yes, the state has a budget. But how that budget came to be reveals the reasons our state continues to spend with abandon, tax too much and fail in fostering an economy where its people can prosper.
While it’s the closest the state has come to passing a balanced budget in years, Illinois’ new spending plan leaves a lot to be desired for taxpayers.
The measure would relax statewide restrictions on liquor licensure and encourage local control.
Lawmakers voted to approve the 1,245-page budget less than 24 hours after it was revealed to the public.
A series of occupational licensing reform bills making their way out of the General Assembly would help more Illinoisans enter the workforce.