Illinois Boss Madigan, offers new demands, says property tax relief part of ‘extreme right-wing agenda’

Steve Balich Editors Note: Government of the people by the people and for the people is gone in Illinois thanks to the iron fist of Madigan. It may be that Madigan wants to bankrupt the State and the State Pension funds which are now and have been unsustainable. As taxes increase, property value decreases, as …

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Lawmakers blame poor policy decisions for Illinois’ near-worst income growth

Lawmakers blame poor policy decisions for Illinois’ near-worst income growth By Michael Carroll | Illinois News Network Jun 23, 2017 Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Nearly every state in the union has outpaced the rate of personal income growth in Illinois since the recession set in a decade ago, according to recent economic data. The …

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Democrats continue tax hike push; GOP wants meaningful reforms first

Democrats continue tax hike push; GOP wants meaningful reforms first By Greg Bishop | Illinois News Network Jun 22, 2017    photo by Shutterstock Senate Democrats passed a tax hike bill out of their chamber without GOP votes, but they now are pushing for Republicans to get on board in an effort to end the …

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