Illinois lawmakers believe that taking more money from citizens is the solution to the problem they created

Call to Action IL Senator McConchie Outlines the Simplicity of the Budget Crisis Written By John Biver Two years after the “temporary” income tax expired, rapacious Springfield lawmakers are once again working toward raising our taxes, supposedly in order to solve the state’s fiscal problems. This time they want to raise the state’s income tax from 3.75 percent …

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Lisa Madigan seeks record-breaking 5th term

Lisa Madigan seeks record-breaking 5th term Austin Berg Austin Berg is the Senior Writer for the Illinois Policy Institute. / GOOD GOVERNMENT MAY 17, 2017 Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will look to extend her record as the longest-serving attorney general in Illinois history. Her father, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, has remained the state’s …

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Illinois had the nation’s highest black unemployment rate in 2016

 Illinois Policy May 2017 Illinois had the nation’s highest black unemployment rate in 2016, according to annual unemployment data released by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois, highlighting an economic crisis that far too few political leaders are talking about. The …

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