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.
Mark Janus, the plaintiff who won a landmark Supreme Court case regarding the payment of obligatory union fees for public service workers, is joining the Liberty Justice Center and the Illinois Policy Institute as an advocate and spokesperson for workers’ rights.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Although there is no evidence of wrongdoing, an Illinois government official’s close ties to two side businesses that could benefit from his day job presents a problem of optics, according to an op-ed piece by the Illinois Policy Institute.
Adam Schuster, Illinois Policy Institute's director of budget and tax research, is taking aim at state lawmakers for the Illinois Senate's recent passage of a spending bill without doing anything to rein in government spending.
Jerry Morrison, executive director of one of the state's largest public employee unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois State Council, says the state's growing tax burden is not to blame for its shrinking population.