Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider finds it difficult to seriously consider Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated income tax-hike proposal, given the source of the plan's own history of personal finance.
Even without the increases in the Illinois gas tax now being proposed by state lawmakers, Illinois has the 10th highest state gas taxes in the nation, according to July 2018 numbers from the Washington-based Tax Foundation.
Michelle Mueller, who has served as regional superintendent of schools for the Regional Office of Education 40 for the past four years, is immensely grateful for the opportunity to have an impact on her community's educational endeavors.
Some business leaders are decrying what they saw was the failure of legislators to consider the differences among regions within the state when they were debating increasing the minimum wage ahead of the vote to raise it to $15 an hour over the next six years.
California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.