Illinois state lawmakers have a dubious history of subjecting residents to gas tax hikes, but the recent doubling of the state gas tax to 38 cents per gallon seems to have taken things to an entirely new level.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady’s undisclosed financial interests in the gaming industry, and his public celebration with Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker over legislative approval of a massive expansion of gaming in the state, the budget and other controversial bills marks a new low point for the Republican Party.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s success in pushing his progressive income tax proposal to the brink of becoming law is being celebrated as a “big win” for the new governor, but the online government watchdog organization Wirepoints sees it differently.
A tax package passed by the Illinois state Senate last week to push Gov. J.B. Pritzker's revenue-raising agenda includes a property-tax freeze and other "gimmicks" that are not what they seem, the founder of an online news outlet said during a recent interview.
An article posted on the government watchdog website Wirepoints said that Illinoisans should not have been too shocked to learn about Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s alleged ploy of removing toilets from his Gold Coast mansion to avoid a higher property tax bill.
Illinois State Rep. Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) is convinced the Illinois Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill requiring all new state workers to reside within the boundaries of the state screams desperation.