Over the last 30 days, Illinois’ already overtaxed state-run pension systems have added at least 651 retired government workers that are projected to average $1.3 million in lifetime pension benefits, according to an Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) report.
Illinois state rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) thinks lawmakers who knowingly or unknowingly helped Gov. J.B. Pritzker ram his new $85 billion state budget down the throats of taxpayers should pay a price, especially now that Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) is reporting that the $45 billion set aside to cover Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois capital spending plan is riddled with up to as much as $1.25 billion in 'pork-barrel projects.'
Illinois state Rep. Blaine Wilhour's (R-Effingham) initial fears that taxpayers would not be getting all they were promised through the new $85 billion state budget's sweeping tax increases appear to have some merit, according to a recent Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) analysis.
Illinois state Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) wonders how long Illinois can survive with policies like the new $85 billion state budget just signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker setting the tone for the way the state operates.
More than 130 Illinois public school administrators who signed witness slips in opposition to a bipartisan bill that aims to consolidate Illinois school districts make six-figure salaries, according to an analysis compiled this week.
Illinois State Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) believes that the growing number of Democratic voters voicing their reluctance to buy into Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s progressive income tax proposal are simply being honest with themselves.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.