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House Bill 4237 seeks to get around Congress’ limitation of a federal deduction that benefits high-tax states, but residents would be better served by efforts to directly reduce state and local taxes in Illinois.
The mayor’s proposed 2 percent fee would punish short-term rental customers and providers.
With pension debt straining city finances, local politicians have insisted on turning to its declining population for more tax revenue.
Lawmakers in Springfield are joining forces with Hertz and Enterprise in efforts to punish companies offering innovative alternatives to conventional car rental options.
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.
More than half of local school district administrators earn more than $100,000, and those incomes will get a boost after a recent board decision.
As part of Illinois’ statewide population drop in 2017, southern Illinois counties saw a continuation of population losses they’ve been seeing for years.
If current population trends hold, Rock Island, Illinois, will take a back seat to Bettendorf, Iowa, within five years.
Taxpayers in the city of Alton, which has identical borders to that of Alton Township, could see savings through consolidation.