Posts tagged "tax"

What's Up This Week: Taking from the rich, holiday cheer and a memorial to victims of violence

What's Up This Week: Taking from the rich, holiday cheer and a memorial to victims of violence
Take From the Rich. A new poll shows that a majority of Americans would rather raise taxes on the rich than cut programs for the poor. As the fiscal cliff negotiations are to continue, we take a look at what we learned from the Pew Research Center’s poll. Heart-Warming Chicago. Here at The Chicago Reporter, most of... Read more »

Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses

Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses
Illinois has moved one step closer to approving provisional driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. Some advocates are hailing the legislation, while others warn it could make it easier to target who is in this country without papers. The Senate voted 41-14 this week in favor of the bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive a... Read more »

Tax reform to save social services? Nah. To give corporate tax breaks? Sure.

Tax reform to save social services? Nah. To give corporate tax breaks? Sure.
Earlier this year, advocates of state social service providers were asking the state to change its tax code, potentially bringing in millions that could save cuts that would directly affect Illinois’ most vulnerable. They were ignored. But now the same idea is being brought up again. Are Illinois legislators reconsidering the effect of cuts on... Read more »
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