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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 [...]

AFP Praises DuPage County Board For Opposing Progressive Tax

February 11, 2014

Wheaton – AFP-Illinois  issued the following statement in reaction to the DuPage County Board’s passage of a resolution opposing the proposed progressive income tax. “Chairman Cronin, Board Member Khouri and all of the board members who voted for this resolution have taken a courageous stand for the taxpayers of DuPage County and Illinois by opposing [...]