Center for Tax and Budget Accountability http://wuis.org en Tax Watchdog Group: Income Tax Doesn't Hurt Businesses, Property Tax Does http://wuis.org/post/tax-watchdog-group-income-tax-doesnt-hurt-businesses-property-tax-does <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Opponents of Governor Pat Quinn's proposed income tax increase say it will chase jobs out of Illinois. A new report that challenges that assumption.</p><p></p><p>What to do about Illinois' expiring income tax hike has been the star of the debate this spring. The governor threatens cuts unless its extended, while Republican leaders say keeping the higher tax rate is a bigger threat to the economy.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 05:34:29 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22687 at http://wuis.org Tax Watchdog Group: Income Tax Doesn't Hurt Businesses, Property Tax Does How They Finally Passed A Pension Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/how-they-finally-passed-pension-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois General Assembly approved </span><a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocNum=1&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;SessionID=85&amp;LegID=68366&amp;SpecSess=&amp;Session=" style="line-height: 1.5;">sweeping cuts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to state employee pensions Tuesday. The move comes after years of stalemate over how to address a hundred-billion dollar liability — the worst-funded pension plans of any state.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:16:27 +0000 Brian Mackey 14275 at http://wuis.org How They Finally Passed A Pension Overhaul