Posts tagged "tax"

The Solution is Pension Reform. Let's Work Together to Save Our State.

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Illinois has a major problem on its hands — and, it’s not going away. It’s Illinois’ pension problem. And, it impacts us all. Whether you are a hard-working teacher, employee of the State, a taxpayer or a family trying to make ends meet, everyone in Illinois is affected. Watch here to learn more. How serious... Read more »

We Support Our Teachers - You Should Too!

We Support Our Teachers - You Should Too!
Last week, we released a video to inform suburban and downstate teachers in Illinois that their pensions are at risk. As you know, there are two sides to every story, and we felt it was important that teachers hear some of the facts that their leaders and others are not telling them. As you can... Read more »

A Message to Teachers: the Truth about your Pension

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Illinois is Broke – $140 BILLION in debt – and if you’re a teacher its bad news for you. It’s basic math. There is not enough money to pay benefits to current retirees, much less you. That money being deducted from your pay check each month is going to pay benefits to current retirees. So... Read more »
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Illinois Budget News: April 28

In response to the Civic Federation’s report Monday, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget released this statement. Daily Herald ends its four part series today with “an array of proposed fixes” and a great summary in an editorial on what voters should do: Get the facts. Angry slogans and epithets are the easy way... Read more »

Today's Illinois Budget News: April 27

Fellow ChicagoNow blogger Dennis Byrne took a closer look at the Springfield rally and it’s call to raise taxes: [Rally supporters] were there under the misimpression that an income tax increase could preserve state-funded services. How big an increase? Not much, according to the coalition. Its “Fair Solution to the Illinois Budget Crisis” platform states,... Read more »

To tax or not to tax

To tax or not to tax.  That seems always to be the question – particularly in Illinois. The array of opinions and arguments about whether to raise taxes is staggering.  At one end of the spectrum are the redistributionist folks who simply believe that Illinois should tax its citizens more — like New York and... Read more »
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