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
A constitutional amendment to impose fiscal discipline on state lawmakers is gaining bipartisan support.
House Joint Resolution 69 would create a special task force to investigate and report on state and local property tax assessment, appeals processes and other property tax policies.
House Bill 418 would prevent retired police officers from double dipping in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which has placed a burden on taxpayers at the local level.
The Right to Try Act will allow terminally ill patients access to experimental medical treatments.
HB 422 mandates more frequent examination of Illinois’ pension funds and promotes a much-needed increase in state retirement fund oversight.