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 Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls it the “fair tax.” Opponents say it’s a “blank check” for irresponsible spending. Here’s what you need to know.
Taxes alone hike the average Illinois cellphone bill by 31%.
Only one state has switched its income tax structure from flat to progressive in the past 30 years. Its disastrous results may explain why.
The governor’s progressive income tax hike will not deliver on promised revenue and will drag down Illinois’ struggling economy.
The last state to take Pritzker’s path should serve as a bright red flag to Illinoisans weighing whether to back him.