In a recent article critical of a proposed move to a progressive income tax, the Heartland Institute’s Matthew Glans and Lennie Jarratt point out that one of the arguments for the tax is an empty one: revenues the state has been collecting through the current flat tax are among the most robust in the Midwest.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a lot more work ahead of him than just getting his much-promoted graduated income tax proposal across the finish line, according to at least one organization that is fearful about the state's future.
Health care premiums and costs will go up if Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's idea to slap a tax on Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) sees the light of day, a tax expert with a Chicago-based Conservative think tank said during a recent interview.
After years of trying -- and failing -- to replace Illinois’ flat income tax with a progressive income tax, a constitutional amendment in the state Senate is marking yet another attempt, said the founder of a Chicago-based conservative think tank in a recent newsletter.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCMF), public sector workers now have more of a choice when it comes to their involvement in unions.