Not only would a progressive income tax hike end up taking more money directly from all taxpayers’ pockets, but it would also have negative economic effects on jobs growth, after-tax income adjusted for cost of living, and overall economic output.View Report
One Illinois county in the greater St. Louis area is losing so many residents it ranks No. 5 nationwide for population loss. Its neighboring county was one of the few in Illinois to grow.
Fleeing residents continue to fuel population loss, with Cook County leading the nation for population decline.
The state’s punishing tax climate and ominous mountain of debt have repelled new jobs and investment. People follow.
New Census data reveal that for the first time on record, all 10 metro areas based primarily in Illinois experienced population decline.
The Senate Executive Committee voted on an amendment scrapping Illinois’ constitutional flat income tax protection. But lawmakers have yet to introduce a bill outlining what the rates would be.
It’s the fifth year in a row Illinois has lost people. And the fifth year in a row that the loss has gotten worse. No other state finds itself adrift in five consecutive years of worsening population decline.
The Land of Lincoln is losing 313 residents per day to other states.
Many communities in the northern Illinois border county are having trouble attracting and retaining residents.
The current and future workforce is shrinking in Illinois, but growing across the U.S. Making the Prairie State more attractive for families seeking to work and invest is key to fixing this problem.
As Illinois struggles to address its people problem, population loss has plagued communities across the Land of Lincoln. But the shrinkage in some areas has been more severe than others.