Illinois’ combined state and local tax burden is higher than that of every other state and the District of Columbia

From Illinois Policy March 2017 A new report from WalletHub finds Illinois’ combined state and local tax burden is higher than that of every other state and the District of Columbia. A March 14 report has found that Illinois has the costliest state and local tax burden in the country. Statewide, the median Illinois household …

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Illinois politicians vote to divert $300M from state coffers to fuel local spending

Despite Illinois’ billions in deficit spending and skyrocketing debt, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 278, which would transfer an additional $300 million per year of state income tax funds to local governments, continuing to prop up local overspending that fuels high property taxes.   The Illinois House of Representatives voted March 7 …

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Trump’s first budget to offer look at his vision for dismantling ‘administrative state’

Trump’s first budget to offer look at his vision for dismantling ‘administrative state’ Posted on March 17, 2017 by Tribune News ServiceViews: 970 29 Shares (TNS) WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, asserted a bold goal recently, sounding as if he were pitching a plot of an action thriller: “deconstruction of …

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