McSweeney Gets Three More Co-Sponsors on Resolution Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney now has 64 sponsors on his House Resolution 890. That’s the one that calls for “no taxes on retirement income.” The three new co-sponsors are André Thapedi Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. La Shawn K. Ford McHenry … Continue reading

Getting Illinois Fewer Taxpayers

A Chicago Tribune editorial Thursday noted the following: But while the obstructionists pretend that newcomer [Bruce] Rauner is the problem, Illinoisans are voting with their feet. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that in the most recent measured–July 2014 to July … Continue reading

Wheeler Lambasted by Taxpayers United of America

A press release from Taxpayers United of America: Don’t be Fooled by Pro-State Income Tax Propaganda Chicago—Illinois’ political bosses have a lot of bad news in store for taxpayers in 2016, no doubt, but the worst trick up their sleeves is … Continue reading

Vulnerable Appointed Democrat Opposes Pension Tax

When long-time State Rep. Dick Mautino Auditor General, it left a vacancy that was filled by Andy Skoog, former LaSalle County Circuit Clerk. Mautino underwent a withering campaign, barely winning. No wonder Mautino welcomed being appointed to a post with … Continue reading

Wheeler Considers Imposing Retirement Income Tax

The Northwest Herald plunged into the coming income tax hike fight in Monday’s paper. First revealed to the public in a Pioneer Press (owned by the Chicago Tribune) article on October 21st, Republican leaders are considering taxing retirement income. McHenry … Continue reading

McSweeney Builds Coalition Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced a resolution that states the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income. The 31 signing onto the idea follow: Rep. David McSweeney – Brandon W. … Continue reading

No Budget or Tax Hike Before End of Candidate Filing

Can’t remember where I read that Governor Bruce Rauner was saying that there would be no budget until January, but I can tell you why there won’t be a budget and massive tax hike passed before the end of filing … Continue reading

Republican Leader Pushes “Retirement Tax”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting the following: [Republican Senate Leader Christine] Radogno said lawmakers likely will consider hiking the state income tax or taxing retirement income, rather than increasing the state sales tax or instituting a tax on services. Meanwhile the … Continue reading

Community College Reps Will Be Lobbying for Income Tax Hike Wednesday

Today is the day when community college representatives will gather in Springfield and lobby legislators for their wish list. A lunch time rally is scheduled to support Governor Pat Quinn’s budget. It, of course, will ask the General Assembly to … Continue reading