May 30, 2014 by AFP

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 commits the state to spending more than anticipated revenue and relies on budgetary gimmicks.  But, it does represent another victory for Illinois taxpayers by keeping the income tax hike temporary. This spring, taxpayers sent the clear message to politicians that they do not want to send more of their money to Springfield in the form of higher taxes. Fortunately, many legislators heeded this sentiment, killing three major tax hike proposals- the Progressive tax, the Millionaire’s tax and making permanent the 2011 tax hike. AFP-Illinois will continue to stand with Illinois taxpayers and help give voice to their demands for more good jobs and more pro-growth policies, while opposing future attempts to raise taxes.” For further information or an interview, please contact David From at or (312) 465-0407