Any meaningful property tax relief for Illinoisans means reforming Illinois’ unsustainable public pension system.View Report
Illinois added 18,100 new jobs in June, the highest monthly increase since summer 2017, but the Prairie State still lags behind the rest of the nation for the post-recession period.
One year after a record-setting tax hike the state still can’t balance a budget, has done nothing to solve long-term fiscal problems and has further damaged its economic growth.
The Land of Lincoln's meager rainy day fund would leave the state exposed in the event of another recession.
While it’s the closest the state has come to passing a balanced budget in years, Illinois’ new spending plan leaves a lot to be desired for 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.
In a shrinking state, half of Illinois’ largest cities have shed population since 2010.
Springfield is struggling to juggle its priorities, with state lawmakers pressing up against time to pass a budget for the coming fiscal year.
Lawmakers should voluntarily adopt a spending cap to give taxpayers the certainty they deserve.
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 constitutional amendment to impose fiscal discipline on state lawmakers is gaining bipartisan support.