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.View Report
Campaign finance records reveal more than 60 sitting state representatives have received nearly $15 million from the state’s most powerful politician over the course of their careers. In turn, they often give him one of the most important votes he needs to maintain power: the vote for speaker of the House.
More than 60 sitting state representatives have received money from Madigan over the course of their careers, totaling around $15 million.
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
The measure would’ve banned kids aged 12 and under from playing tackle football.
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, filed House Bill 4341 Jan. 25. The bill would create the CTE Prevention Act, and ban children under 12 years old from playing organized youth football.
Defenders of Senate Bill 1 are putting a bailout of Chicago Public Schools ahead of their own local school districts.
This is an important step in outpacing neighboring states, and for embracing an innovative, entrepreneurial culture in Illinois.