Posts tagged "Illinois Statehouse News"

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 »

Cost of Illinois tax breaks grows as support for them wanes.

That’s according to the Illinois Statehouse News which reports: A tax break package meant to boost a business community hit by the Great Recession could cost the state $848 million in just three years. The only funding source specifically outlined to date for the package is a change to the Illinois tax code that would bring in $571... Read more »

Is the Democratic legislative redistricting just "politics" or is it unconstitutional?

Undoubtedly, the legislative redistricting map is as partisan as anything we’ve ever seen. It is an irrational jumble of districts of curious sizes and shapes–until it is explained that the map is designed to favor Democrats. Just more “politics as usual,” we told. That apparently is the thought of Kent Redfield, a professor of political science... Read more »
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Illinois Fair Map is in Peril

Yeah, right; this is a MEGO (My eyes glaze over). But all of you people out there who bitch about rotten Illinois government, but only read about the best pick-up lines, have to pay attention, or just shut up. One of the reasons that Illinois government sucks is the way that the districts from which... Read more »

Illinois' broken legislative re-mapping

Chicago-area legislative districts, reflecting how the Democrats succeeded in redrawing the map to reflect the 2000 census. One of the main reasons for the dismal state of Illinois affairs is the way that legislative districts are drawn every ten years to conform with the new census. Virtually by a flip of the coin, one party... Read more »
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