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Harmon Plan is Still a Major Tax Hike on Illinoisans

March 25, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2014 HARMON PLAN IS STILL A MAJOR TAX HIKE ON ILLINOISANS Proposed Rates Would Hike Taxes on Those Earning over $22,000 Reacting to Sen. Don Harmon’s press conference at the Illinois Capitol, Americans for Prosperity Illinois State Director issued the following statement: “Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) and [...]

Americans for Prosperity-Illinois Launches Ad against Gov. Quinn’s Proposed Progressive Income Tax

March 20, 2014

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2014  Americans for Prosperity-Illinois Launches Ad against Governor Quinn’s Proposed Progressive Income Tax Calls on Governor to Not Raise Taxes on Illinoisans, Again Naperville, IL – Americans for Prosperity-Illinois today launched its next television ad opposing Governor Quinn’s push for a progressive income tax in Illinois. “In passing a [...]


March 19, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AFP-ILLINOIS DEFEATS LOCAL TAX & DEBT INCREASES AT BALLOT BOX Local Anti-Tax Initiative wins 71% of targeted local referenda NAPERVILLE- Yesterday, AFP- Illinois fulfilled its mission of promoting greater economic freedom by assisting activists in defeating tax or debt increases in 25 of 35 local referenda [...]

Tax Calculator Shows How a Progressive Income Tax Would Impact Illinois Households

March 13, 2014

Naperville, Ill. – Americans for Prosperity Foundation Illinois today unveiled a Progressive Tax Calculator (www.progressivetaxcalculator.com) that shows how the proposed progressive income tax would impact households in Illinois. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the Progressive Tax Calculator to see how much a progressive tax would potentially cost them versus the flat-tax system that currently exists. [...]

What’s fair about paying more?

March 11, 2014

Cloaked in “fairness,” proponents will suggest that the purpose of the progressive income tax will be to make “the rich pay their fair share.”  While no rates accompany the proposed Constitutional amendment currently before the Legislature – which is cause enough for concern – we can look to both other states that do implement a progressive income [...]