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A history of tax hikes to prop up unsustainable spending makes Illinois a frosty climate for small businesses.
Over half of survey respondents have considered leaving Illinois, citing dysfunctional government, disappointing job opportunities and – above all – high taxes.
Despite finding favor among some politicians and political candidates in Illinois, states with a progressive income tax are more vulnerable during recessions than flat-tax states.
Making Illinois a more attractive state in which to plant roots is entirely within lawmakers’ control.
At least one lawmaker is attempting to avoid responsibility for one of the most important policy issues in the state.
Taxpayers across Illinois oppose a progressive tax but many state lawmakers still refuse to stand up against House Speaker Mike Madigan’s progressive tax push.
A recent survey found Illinois to be the least accommodating state in the nation for small businesses.
Illinois experienced its sixth consecutive month of jobs growth in July, yet continues to trail the pace of growth in the rest of the nation for 2018.
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.