A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be getting more in subsidies in the state's 2020 fiscal budget. However, a report from the nonpartisan Chicago-based think tank the Illinois Policy Institute from about two years ago shows that universities in Illinois should lower their tuition rates rather than continue to fund already inflated costs with tax dollars.
The $40-billion budget that passed the state House and Senate during last weekend's overtime session in Springfield has a few head-scratching details, such as lawmaker pay raises, but a fiscal expert with a Chicago-based nonpartisan think tank said there is at least one aspect of the legislature that every Illinoisan can take to the bank: Taxpayers will pay . . . and pay . . . and pay some more.
Illinois voters who cast ballots in the 2020 General Election but elect not to fill whether the state should have a graduated income tax could be just as critical to passage - or not - of the controversial measure, according to information on a data driven website.
A renowned expert on health insurance and public policy stands opposed to an insurance tax that would generate hundreds of millions of dollars to be allocated for Medicaid to obtain matching federal funds.
As Illinois state General Assembly enters the final, hectic days of the current session, what gets done will depend on the whim of longtime, powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), according to a Will County Republican statement.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the introduction of a bill that would legalize marijuana in Illinois for adults 21 and older, but plenty of critics believe it would be a dangerously wrong turn for the state.
Several Republican members of the Illinois House spoke out in opposition of Gov. J.B. Prtizker's graduated income tax hike proposal on Tuesday, affirming the party's collective disapproval of the plan.
Illinois House leaders held a Drug Affordability and Accessibility Committee hearing last week to discuss a package of four pending bills that could change the landscape of prescription drug pricing throughout the state.
House Reps. Patrick Windhorst (R-Harrisburg) and Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the recent study by WalletHub that determined Illinois to have the highest overall taxes in the country.