Lawmakers propose property tax breaks but analysts say there’s always a tradeoff

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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But some analysts say however laudable the goal, property tax breaks generally have to be paid for by some other public revenue, and government would be wiser to seek broader tax bases and lower tax rates.

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Can Illinois trim at the top? Some legislators say it’s far overdue

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Can Springfield cut from the top when it comes time to reducing the size of state government?

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President stirs a hornets nest; Idea to tax college savings plans stings

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Critics say President Barack Obama’s plan to use new tax dollars to help fund community college tuitions for […]

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Traffic cams just revenue scams? One legislator says stop red light cameras

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, has filed legislation to repeal the state law that allows automated red light cameras at intersections.

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Get less, pay more? U of I report paints bleak budget picture

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Government Waste, Illinois, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Some University of Illinois scholars have taken to talking about the state of Illinois’ budget problems in apocalyptic terms […]

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A clause worth billions: As state struggles, pension systems return to court

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  Edward Kionka, Illinois, Labor, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing a trial court went off course when it found the state’s 2013 […]

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