If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
A proposal to tie state spending to what taxpayers can afford is earning bipartisan support in Springfield.
Illinois currently has the highest start-up fees in the country, further burdening the already-unfriendly business climate in the state.
New law would tackle wasteful spending by local governments, and be a welcome change for taxpayers.