If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
House Bill 4273 would eliminate a loophole in state law that allows lawmakers to receive a month's pay for a day of work.
Spending has consistently outpaced state tax revenues in Illinois for more than a decade. To avoid future tax hikes, Illinois must impose real fiscal discipline on state lawmakers.
Illinois is broke. But leaders don’t act like it.
The Taxpayer Fiscal Charter Act would demand funding transparency before spending bills make their way out of Springfield.
With statewide elections in November, the 2018 forecast calls for gridlock.
Illinois lawmakers passed hundreds of bills in 2017, but enacted no real reforms to boost the state’s economy, rein in the cost of government or provide relief to taxpayers.
Thirty-three state representatives and senators will not be returning in the next General Assembly in 2019.
While 2017 was a bad year for Illinois taxpayers, there are bright spots among the bills that passed the General Assembly.
The uncomfortable truth is that no matter how many hands they shake, most General Assembly members aren’t really friendly to small businesses.
The Land of Lincoln received the lowest possible grade in budget forecasting and legacy costs.