Enough
is Enough
September 18, 2019 01:12 PM
Thanks to a roaring stock market, Illinois and its taxpayers aren't quite as deeply in a pension hole as they were. But with gross unfunded pension IOUs still running at nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars—just for the state alone—the Land of Lincoln continues to drown in red ink.
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July 22, 2019 05:52 PM
When lawmakers made performance-based budgeting the law in Illinois, they promised it would transform the way the state spends money. But after years of failing to invest in the program, backers say Illinois is finally getting serious about Budgeting for Results.
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May 29, 2019 12:26 AM
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Propelled solely with Democratic votes, the Illinois House Monday approved a proposed constitutional amendment for a graduated state income tax.
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May 29, 2019 12:21 AM
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Landing Gov. J.B. Pritzker a huge win, the Illinois House — along strictly partisan lines — on Memorial Day approved a November 2020 ballot question that will ask voters if they wish to change the state’s income tax structure from a flat tax to the graduated tax Pritzker is championing.
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May 29, 2019 12:19 AM
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Illinois voters will get to decide the future of the state’s income tax. Democrats on Monday approved a measure to put a graduated income tax on the ballot next fall.
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May 20, 2019 08:10 PM
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Illinois could lose $1.2 billion in funding over a decade should the 2020 U.S. Census undercount the state's population, according to new Chicago Urban League research.
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