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
While Quad Cities geography connects East Moline and the Iowa cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Illinois’ abundance of school districts means their administrative environments are worlds apart. By consolidating duplicative administrative bodies, East Moline could generate taxpayer savings.
Residents are seeing property tax dollars flow toward lobbying for policies that increase homeowners’ property tax bills.
Despite that booming demand, there are political efforts afoot to crush the scholarship program.
SB 2838 was meant to aid school districts – and students – by providing a means for schools to recruit substitute teachers. But government union lobbying transformed it into a pro-union, pro-strike bill that hinders educational opportunities for students during teacher strikes.
A bill in the Illinois Senate could axe the state’s first-ever tax credit scholarship program.
Pensions and employee health insurance costs consumed nearly a quarter of Illinois’ fiscal year 2018 budget.
Before your school district asks for another penny in property taxes, ask your school board what they’re doing to get their own house in order.
The CTE Prevention Act would forbid any child under the age of 12 from playing tackle football.
Misplaced priorities in Illinois' education system may be the reason students are less prepared for college than peers in other states.
The bill would cut off Illinois’ new tax credit scholarship program if the Illinois State Board of Education determined public school funding levels were inadequate.