The 2011 tax hikes cost the state economy $55.8 billion in real GDP from 2012-2016.View Report
With statewide elections in November, the 2018 forecast calls for gridlock.
Policy failures have resulted in a steady stream of income flowing to neighboring states.
A new ad campaign by the Badger State digs into millennials’ growing disillusion with the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois’ failure to keep and attract residents is driving the Land of Lincoln’s population decline.
A series of recent reports have illustrated the severity of the Land of Lincoln’s outmigration trend.
Solving Illinois’ people problem requires addressing the high cost of government, which makes the state far less attractive for people looking to plant roots.
Heavy losses of Illinoisans to other states have caused the Land of Lincoln to shrink for four consecutive years.
The continuing erosion of Illinois’ tax base is the state’s most pressing budget problem.
Census data released Dec. 20 show the Land of Lincoln is no longer the fifth-largest state in the U.S.
Illinois’ exodus of people and money is the state’s most pressing policy problem. Until lawmakers get serious about addressing its causes, there’s little reason to think the trend will change.