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Economist says Illinois’ progressive income tax could exacerbate poverty, income inequality


“The U.S. economy was booming, poverty rates were falling across the country, poverty rates actually increased in the state of Connecticut. And 70 percent of that increase in poverty rates could be directly accounted for by the change to a … Continue reading

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Inflated Costs Boost Costs to End Users as Trucking Companies are Hit Hard by Increased Taxes in Illinois


Drivers aren’t the only ones frustrated with the increase in the Illinois gas tax, trucking companies also fear this tax increase could cost them thousands.  Illinois lawmakers voted to increase the fuel tax, to pay for the $45 billion capital plan.That … Continue reading

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Illinois Gasoline Tax May Be 43.5 Cents Per Gallon In 2025….Think About That…..


Illinoisans will see the state gas tax double starting July 1. But that’s not all: the tax will be tied to inflation, meaning it will automatically rise in future years so lawmakers are shielded from motorists’ ire. Based on current … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Oppose the ‘Pritzker Tax’


Over the next nearly 17 months, Illinois Democrats will try to persuade voters to profoundly amend the Illinois Constitution. Call their proposal the “Pritzker Tax,” placed on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot thanks to exclusively Democratic votes in the spring … Continue reading

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Illinois Teacher Pension Costs Continue to Soar After the Current General Assembly Session to Placate the Unions At Taxpayer Costs


Sen. Jim Oberweis compromise plan ignored as teacher pension spiking provision slips through State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with his Democratic counterparts to keep a cap in place that prevented teachers from spiking … Continue reading

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Illinoisans will pay more for gas, vehicle registration, cigarettes and parking after a bipartisan vote for $45 billion in new capital spending.


Are you ready for all the taxes coming out of Springfield this past session!! The Gas Tax Increase and Vehicle Fee Increase Roll Call. See how did your legislator voted. Elections have consequences-Vote the tax hikers out next election !!! … Continue reading

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WARNING……This Opening of the Constitutional Amendment Could Be Very Harmful to Public Employee Retirees and Future Retirees


WARNING….THIS OPENING OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT COULD BE VERY HARMFUL TO RETIREES AND FUTURE RETIREES, BESIDES TO THE TAXPAYERS. THE POLS IN SPRINGFIELD WANT US TO TRUST THEM….HA,………. HOW DID THAT GO BEFORE .?……THE CHICAGO FIBUNE ARTICLE IS CALLING FOR … Continue reading

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Legalized marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes


There has been an increase by up to 6 percent in the number of highway crashes in four of the states where the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/legalized-marijuana-linked-sharp-rise-car-crashes-n921511

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SURPRISE……..STAND BY…….Governor Pritzker has just announced that he isn’t finished and told the General Assembly to stay and work through the weekend…….WOW!!!….And Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker


Illinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that would allow residents age 21 and older to legally possess 30 … Continue reading

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Weed Backers: Senate passes legal pot bill, sends it to House


With the clock ticking to adjournment, the Illinois Senate quickly passed a comprehensive measure to legalize recreational marijuana. The Illinois Senate voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House.  … Continue reading

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