Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay

News From State Representative Mark Batinick   For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Debbie Kraulidis March 24, 2017                                                                                                         (815) 254-0000   Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay   SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other …

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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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Appellate Court Upholds Municipal Ordinance That Reduces Vacation Buy-Back Benefit For Retiring Employees

Appellate Court Upholds Municipal Ordinance That Reduces Vacation Buy-Back Benefit For Retiring Employees  March 22, 2017 by Robbins Schwartz The 4th District Court of Appeals in Springfield has upheld a municipal ordinance discontinuing the opportunity for city employees to sell back unused vacation days several months before their retirement.  In Pisani, et al. v. The …

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