Paul Simon Public Policy Institute http://wuis.org en Ill. Voters Don't Want Tax Increase, Even If It Means Losing Services http://wuis.org/post/ill-voters-dont-want-tax-increase-even-if-it-means-losing-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois voters want the temporary income tax increase to rollback in January, as scheduled, even if it means sizable cuts in state spending.</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over a quarter of voters surveyed favor making the current income tax rate permanent, while 60 percent oppose it.</span></p><p>The current 5 percent rate will drop at the end of the year unless lawmakers intervene.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:23:08 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21668 at http://wuis.org Ill. Voters Don't Want Tax Increase, Even If It Means Losing Services Majority Feel Less Safe Since Concealed Carry Law http://wuis.org/post/majority-feel-less-safe-concealed-carry-law <p>As Illinois gun owners increasingly are allowed to carry their firearms as they go about their daily lives -- a new poll shows half of Illinois voters feel less safe. Qualifying gun-owners began receiving their licenses to carry loaded firearms earlier this month.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:11:37 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 20573 at http://wuis.org