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THE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS HISTORY

January 02, 2014

For over a hundred years, the state of Illinois derived its revenue principally from a general property tax.  Broadened over time to include property other than land (e.g., carriages in 1819 and watches in 1827), this method continued under the second Illinois Constitution, ratified in 1848.  This document gave the state the additional authority to [...]

AFP-IL bids farewell to 2013, looks forward to 2014!

December 31, 2013

The close of another year provides a chance to reflect upon the successes and failures of the past year while looking forward to the challenges and opportunities in the coming year. With your support and participation, in 2013 AFP- Illinois continued strong growth as an organization as together we fought for the free market policies [...]

AFP-ILLINOIS ESCALATES CAMPAIGN TO OPPOSE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX

December 16, 2013

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 16, 2013 AFP-ILLINOIS ESCALATES CAMPAIGN TO OPPOSE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX Launches Ads in Six House Districts Urging Preservation of Flat Tax Rate Naperville – The Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity announced it is launching ads in six legislative districts throughout the state as part of the next [...]

AFP ON BUDGET DEAL: EXCEEDING 2011 BCA LEVELS IS BREAKING PROMISE TO AMERICAN PEOPLE

December 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2013 Arlington, VA – This morning Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost advocate for economic freedom, issued a statement as details of a budget deal from the Budget Conference Committee continue to emerge. AFP President Tim Phillips had this to say: “Two years ago, a bipartisan deal was reached by Congress [...]