Posts tagged "Illinois budget"

Democrats have ruined Illinois

Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago. Maybe it’s too obvious to state, but it isn’t said often enough. Or barely at all. Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The governor is a Democrat. Democrats run two of the four major administrative branches... Read more »

IL temporary tax increases may not be so temporary

An increase of $7 billion is not enough to cover spending. To no one’s surprise. Illinois Statehouse News takes a closer look at what the state’s huge income tax increase is doing to extricate Illinois from its pathetic economic condition. Apparently, not enough. The article considers the possibility of making the tax increase permanent when... Read more »

Quinn: "Liquidate" tobacco settlement fund

Remember the “tobacco settlement,” in which the cigaret companies agreed to pay billions and billions of dollars to the states in order to wage campaigns against smoking?  Illinois apparently has a pile of money left from that settlement sitting around, waiting to be spent on that campaign.  Now, Illinois Statehouse News reports that Gov. Pat... Read more »
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