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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Useless committees provide political pay raises for state lawmakers

Useless committees provide political pay raises for state lawmakers  From Illinois Policy How do you reward members for their vote to re-elect you Speaker? Create new committees and dole out bonuses. Buried in the House rules lawmakers passed in January are a dozen new committees, bringing the total number of standing committees in the House …

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