Inaccuracy and unfairness in the property tax assessment process mean some homeowners, especially those in poorer areas, pay a disproportionate share of the overall tax burden.View Report
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.
History shows lawmakers prefer to avoid tough but necessary choices.
Instead of pushing for further tax hikes on tapped-out taxpayers, lawmakers should rally behind a bipartisan effort to limit state spending.
Madison and St. Clair counties both saw their populations decline from July 2016 to July 2017, thanks to outmigration – a problem the counties have been dealing with for years.
Despite healthy jobs growth nationally, Illinoisans are desperate for work.
Illinois' spending on administrative costs is among the highest in the nation, sapping scarce dollars from the classroom. But a new bill would slow the growth in these expenses and align them with taxpayers' ability to pay.