Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute News
The Land of Lincoln is experiencing heavy losses of people and income to other states, new IRS data reveal. Illinois lost more than 86,000 people and $4.75 billion in adjusted gross income to other states from 2015-2016.
The culture of silence will end eventually. And when it does, it will be with a deafening roar.
The longtime House majority leader will benefit from a sweetener provision that grants massive pension spikes to career lawmakers after one year of retirement.
The Illinois Senate passed a school funding reform bill containing the state’s first-ever tax credit scholarship program. The bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
All Senate Democrats and one Republican voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner and pass Senate Bill 1 in its original form, including a bailout for Chicago Public Schools.
House members have spent as much time playing softball and basketball as they have in session since the beginning of May.
In Illinois, bloat doesn’t discriminate.It’s not just government agencies that stick taxpayers with the bill for inefficient operations. It’s state lawmakers, too. Yes, the same ones who haven’t passed a balanced budget in over a decade.
Every dollar Madigan earns back for his corporate clients makes someone else’s property-tax bill go up.
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan isn’t a typical state representative.