Tonight's Rockford and this coming Saturday's & Monday's Aurora edition of Public Affairs features Vince Kolber, Founder and Chairman of Residco, discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz key current fiscal problems of Illinois relative to the other states and how they might be about to get worse.
The show makes use of analyses relating to the positive and negative net worth of various state governments, as well as other information relating to state government employee pension liabilities prepared by Truth in Accounting.org
The show airs:
at 8:30 pm tonight in Rockford on Cable Ch. 17 and
at 6 pm in Aurora on this coming Saturday and Monday nights on Aurora Community Television (ACTV-10)
You can also watch the show 24/7 by clicking here
The November 6, 2018 Governor's election contest between Republican Gov. Rauner and Democrat gubernatorial challenger J. B. Pritzker will decide a number of IL core fiscal, job and economic growth issues, and many of those issues are discussed in the Kolber show.
For example, will Republicans and Rep. Jeanne Ives support Gov.Rauner as a way of opposing higher taxes in the form of a "Progressive," IL income tax as well as other ways to raise IL taxes. Watch here (35 seconds).
Also, are progressive tax states generally low growth/ job killing states? Watch here (22 seconds)
And, will businesses and individuals leave IL for zero income tax rate states like Texas, Florida and Tennessee, as IL continues to raise taxes, making the difference in IL taxes greater and greater ? Watch here (36 seconds)
Further, how can we persuade productive taxpayers to come to Chicago, Illinois when we hand new resident taxpayers, on average, a $90,000 bill and Alaska and other states hand new residents a pile of cash Watch here (19 seconds)
Finally, did many taxpayers in Illinois face not a 33% income tax increase, but a whopping 120 % state income tax increase in 2017? Watch here (1 minute) x
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