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OP-ED: (UN)HAPPY 81ST ANNIVERSARY, ILLINOIS SALES TAX…

July 02, 2014

On July 1, 1933, Illinois’ sales tax went into effect and served as the primary revenue source for state government until the addition of the state income tax in 1969. After a different version had been struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court earlier that year, it took six roll calls to secure passage – [...]

Illinois Review: AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY-ILLINOIS KEY IN DEFEATING THREE TAX HIKE MEASURES

June 12, 2014

CHICAGO – Illinois’ chapter of Americans for Prosperity celebrated quietly Friday night when the Illinois General Assembly adjourned until November 19th. AFP-IL – headed by executive director David From – was a key part of an anti-tax team that pushed back House Speaker Mike Madigan on three different income tax hike measures: 1. making the [...]

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief; the Legislature’s adjourned

June 12, 2014

Taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief; the Legislature’s adjourned. For months, there existed a constantly-looming threat of new taxes and the uncertainty of whether promised tax relief, in the form of the expiration of the temporary income tax hike, would be allowed. The Legislature adopted a budget that utilizes fuzzy government math & gimmicks, [...]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY REACTS TO NEW EPA RULES

June 03, 2014

“Administration Destroying Jobs for No Clear Environmental Benefit” SPRINGFIELD – Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest grassroots advocate for free market energy policies, reacted to new carbon regulations released by the EPA, which calls for a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The regulations will be particularly burdensome in Illinois, where [...]

AFP-IL HAILS FY2015 BUDGET AS VICTORY FOR TAXPAYERS

May 30, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Americans for Prosperity- Illinois State Director David From released the following statement in reaction to the Illinois Senate’s passage of the FY2015 budget, which allows the 2011 temporary tax hike to begin to expire as scheduled: “There is plenty to dislike in the budget passed by the General Assembly today, specifically that it [...]