Illinois state lawmakers are taking paychecks despite not passing a budget

Illinois state lawmakers are taking paychecks despite not passing a budget for nearly 700 days. One might assume they’d be working around the clock to earn them. But Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan has called the House into session for less than six hours in the entire month of May. Meanwhile, the House has spent hours playing …

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Washington wants the president to be a lame duck by way of manufactured controversy

Washington is on fire Posted on May 22, 2017 by Sam RolleyViews: 790 22 Shares Get ready for another major dust-up over the Trump administration’s attempts to replace Obamacare this week as the Congressional Budget Office releases numbers that are likely to make some eyes bulge. Meanwhile, this big, dumb controversy involving Trump, Russia and …

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High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll

Studies: High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois imposes a higher tax burden on its businesses than most of its Midwest neighbors, according to newly released economic data that some observers say proves the state lags in attracting businesses. An April Anderson Economic Group …

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