Some politicians want us to bail out their overspending by changing the Illinois Constitution to impose a “progressive income tax” despite raking in a historic amount of tax revenue this year. Proponents claim the progressive tax will only hike taxes for the rich, but in reality the progressive tax will: Raise taxes on 85% of [...]
Politicians in Springfield passed the largest tax hike in the history of Illinois just over two years ago, promising to pay down unpaid state bills and get Illinois’ finances in order. Yet, despite record state tax revenue, there is still $10 billion in unpaid state bills and a $97 billion unfunded pension liability, earning Illinois the [...]
We need your help to convince Illinois legislators to pass legislation that will lead to thousands of new jobs, greater energy independence, and millions in additional revenue for Illinois by regulating hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. Click here to contact your legislators today. Recent negotiations between the state, environmental groups and representatives of the oil and gas [...]
Happy New Year! Now we must really get to work holding our state legislators accountable. As you may know, the Illinois General Assembly will hold a “lame duck” session over the next few days and the newly-elected General Assembly will be sworn in on Wednesday. Legislation dramatically affecting you and your family may be taken up in the [...]
Illinois politicians raised taxes last year by 67%, yet we still have the worst-funded pension system in the nation, with over $85 billion in unfunded liabilities. This problem exists because politicians in Springfield skipped pension payments, while also granting to their government union allies overly generous and unsustainable pension benefits that we cannot afford.
Now, the payments for these pension benefits are crowding out funding for all other worthwhile state priorities. Whether you are a small business owner, a social service provider, a parent of school kids, a Medicaid beneficiary, or just a hard-working, taxpaying family, Illinois' pension crisis is costing you big time.