Any meaningful property tax relief for Illinoisans means reforming Illinois’ unsustainable public pension system.View Report
Scrapping Illinois’ flat income tax protection would open the door for massive tax hikes on the state’s middle class.
A majority of House lawmakers sided with the speaker over tapped-out taxpayers.
More than three-quarters Illinois communities lost population over the year, and nearly all of the state’s major metro areas are lagging the nation on key economic indicators.
When people can’t find good job opportunities in Illinois, they are too often forced to leave. And to take their place, too few have enough confidence in the state to move in from elsewhere and build a future.
Local government leaders across Illinois are asking their state lawmakers to stand up against House Speaker Mike Madigan’s progressive tax push.
The Civic Federation’s criticism of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget is a mixed bag, with its own proposals for Illinois’ financial crisis – including nearly $3 billion in tax hikes – missing the mark.
A new report would have Illinoisans believe that a progressive income tax means tax cuts and economic growth. Illinois lawmakers’ tax-and-spend tendencies and evidence from all 50 states say otherwise.
A progressive income tax isn’t really about fairness. It’s just the next idea in a long line of failed policies hoping to pay for spending levels Illinoisans can’t afford.
State Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, has joined the fight against a progressive tax hike in Illinois.
State lawmakers are facing a choice: side with House Speaker Mike Madigan or with tapped-out taxpayers.