Even before Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s long sought-after graduated income-tax system passed the House to move one step closer to replacing the state’s flat income tax, Democratic state Rep. Yehiel Kalish (Chicago) held the position that the rates being proposed for a new tax are too low.
With the federal government still touting plans for major infrastructural upgrades, Republican Illinois state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) wonders why Democrats in Springfield remain so gung-ho about pushing their own local plan.
Illinois' powerful and longtime state House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) apparently pulled a Friday-before-Memorial-Day surprise to push legislation for Gov. J.B. Pritzker's so-called "fair tax" out of committee and onto the House Floor.
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.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
Thousands of signatures from Illinoisans opposed to a pair of controversial abortion bills are the result of more women understanding that the so-called "right" to terminate pregnancies is not good for them, according to one prominent pro-life advocate.
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 introduced a five-year plan to combat Illinois' HIV epidemic at a press conference last Tuesday, saying that the Getting to Zero initiative will help direct resources to the communities that need it the most.