Evidence from Connecticut suggests the progressive income tax could cost Illinois homeowners substantial equity in their homes.View Report
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has funded a lot of campaigns – and his legal defense – with money from government unions. Even if unions still back him in the New Year, members have options.
Government unions and their PACs have spent more than $1 million pushing the progressive tax on the Nov. 3 ballot – and are using misleading information.
So who wants to fund a highly unpopular politician’s sexual harassment settlement on behalf of a disgraced political worker under federal investigation? Executives at Illinois’ largest public-sector labor unions.
SEIU’s political action committees gave $113,200 to Friends of Michael J. Madigan – the same election committee the longtime Illinois House speaker used to pay legal fees in a sexual harassment lawsuit against his organization.
Two bills attempting to provide taxpayer-funded training programs for SEIU would have been costly for the state.
SEIU spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on things clearly unrelated to the representation of union members.
Illinois child care providers are suing to recoup the dues they were forced to pay to the Service Employees International Union.
Big spending at hotels, holiday parties and retirement events is financed by forced dues.