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AFP-IL to host two Progressive Income Tax Town Hall Meetings on Feb. 27th

February 19, 2014

Were you aware that some politicians in the Legislature are considering yet another tax hike, one that could affect 85% of Illinois taxpayers?  I hope you will join us for a townhall meeting to learn about the progressive income tax proposal. Progressive Income Tax Town Halls Thursday, February 27, 2014 Springfield Town Hall Meeting featuring state [...]

Local governments across the state looking to taxpayers for more

February 19, 2014

In a state with the unenviable distinction of having the third-highest unemployment and the second-highest property taxes in the nation, it’s discouraging to see local governments in more than half the counties across the state asking voters to approve over a hundred tax increases in next month’s primary election.  Illinoisans do not suffer from a [...]

David From: ‘Progressive’ Tax Aims at Rich, Hits Most People

February 17, 2014

AFP-IL State Director David From recently recorded a podcast with the Heartland Institute’s Steve Stanek about the proposed progressive income tax.  Listen here! “Since raising its flat-rate income tax an astonishing 67 percent in 2011, the State of Illinois has received an extra $20 billion, yet its fiscal situation has worsened. Rather than blame themselves [...]

AFP Expresses Deep Disappointment in Dillard’s Embrace of the IEA

February 14, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2014   AFP Expresses Deep Disappointment in Dillard’s Embrace of the IEA Suggests Dillard Release IEA Questionnaire to Clarify Positions on Key Issues Naperville- Reacting to Sen. Kirk Dillard’s acceptance of the endorsement by the Illinois Education Association in the Republican Gubernatorial primary, Americans for Prosperity Illinois State [...]

AFP-IL Applauds DuPage County for Opposing Progressive Income Tax

February 11, 2014

The DuPage County Board today voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution opposing the notion of scrapping our Constitutionally-protected flat state income tax and replacing it with a graduated, or “progressive,” one. Citing the devastating effects of this job-killing proposal, the Board approved the resolution 14-3. In giving comment alongside a dozen other supporters of [...]