Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans. What is new? Powerful Illinois lawmakers, Chicago aldermen, local mayors and business interests are involved...View Report
The largest permanent income tax hike in Illinois history was followed by a slide to 34th least-free state in the union, behind nearly every neighboring state.
If other states’ recent tax votes are any indication, Pritzker’s proposal could be a tougher sell than he thinks.
Illinoisans should learn from the Golden State’s “fair tax” failure, lessons that state leaders ignore.
An annual financial report from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office forecasts a gloomy fiscal future for Illinois and pushes his false choice between dire spending cuts or a flawed progressive tax plan.
New academic research on a progressive income tax hike in California should be a warning to Illinois voters deciding on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive income tax hike in November 2020.
Kentucky’s economic developers are using billboards along Interstate 57 to bring businesses south by highlighting Illinois’ poor finances, high taxes and unwelcoming business climate.
Less than one year into Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s first term, a new poll shows the governor’s popularity ranks eight spots from the bottom.
Voters statewide will decide whether 2,800 Wilmette taxpayers should send $75 million in additional income taxes to Springfield.
Voters statewide will decide whether 1,327 Glencoe taxpayers should send $51 million in additional income taxes to Springfield.
Voters statewide will decide whether 2,740 Winnetka and Northfield taxpayers should send $119 million in additional income taxes to Springfield.