One of the key selling points for Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push to switch the state’s flat income for a progressive one is that the higher taxes paid by the top 3 percent of wage earners under a progressive tax will ease pressure on property taxes for the middle class. Newly elected Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has been making the same claim.
Ideas Illinois Chairman Greg Baise says the gist of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State speech on Wednesday was pretty simple – Illinoisans can expect a continued push for higher taxes by the Democratic-led legislature throughout the year.
Reacting to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State speech on Wednesday, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said that the governor's policies will only continue to make things worse for taxpayers.
Aiming to continue reducing the backlogs at our forensics laboratories and deliver proper justice, Governor JB Pritzker has named 15 members to the Governor's Task Force on Forensic Science, which he created last August through Executive Order 19-13.
Illinois House candidate Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is not altogether shocked that the Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) program overseen by the Secretary of State’s office is mired in controversy over mistakenly registering nearly 600 non-citizens.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider is demanding that a state-run program that automatically registers voters be immediately suspended amid reports that non-citizens were certified and cast votes in 2018.
The Property Tax Relief Task Force, an 88-member legislative leviathan, missed one deadline for presenting its final recommendations for property tax relief in Illinois, and it’s about to miss another for putting those recommendations into action.
The Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform recently spent several hours listening to officials from city, county and state agencies regarding the possibility of stricter restrictions on lobbying activity.
Employers in Illinois are anticipating an increase in lawsuits stemming from a new sexual harassment-training law, and three weeks into the new year they still await guidance from the state on how best to comply.
Surrounded by stakeholders and SIU-C faculty and students, Governor JB Pritzker announced the release of $8.3 million to begin renovation and expansion of the Communications Building at SIUC at an event on campus today.
Illinois House candidate Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is hoping the important message behind the failure of a property tax relief task force appointed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker does not get lost in translation.
Illinois Republican Party officials are calling on Sens. Kim Lightford (D-Maywood) and Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the two finalists for the position of next state Senate President, to publicly endorse fair maps.
Former high-level aides to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has revealed that Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) told the then governor he was right for signing HB 40 in September 2017, the law requiring Medicaid funding of abortions. At a separate meeting, Brady also recommended that the governor sign gun control bills should they reach his desk.