Steve Brown http://wuis.org en Madigan Proposes Corporate Tax Decrease http://wuis.org/post/madigan-proposes-corporate-tax-decrease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to cut the state's corporate tax rate in half. It's an apparent about face on tax policy that's left some Republicans scratching their heads.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Madigan says his proposal aims to create a friendlier business climate in Illinois. Corporations would pay a 3.5 percent tax, down from the current 7 percent.</span></p><p>It's a sharp turn from three years ago when Madigan pushed to increase the corporate tax rate along with the individual income tax.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:50:37 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17979 at http://wuis.org Madigan Proposes Corporate Tax Decrease Democrats To Slate ... Even Though There's No Competition http://wuis.org/post/democrats-slate-even-though-theres-no-competition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois' leading Democrats will meet in Springfield on Sunday. They're supposed to decide endorse candidates for next year's primary election ... even though there are no longer any competitive races.</p><p></p><p>Democrats have rarely slated candidates in recent years.</p><p></p><p>But this time - with incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn facing a primary challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley - the state party was going to consider picking a favorite.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:28:22 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 9251 at http://wuis.org Democrats To Slate ... Even Though There's No Competition Lawmakers Will Address Concealed Carry Next Week http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-will-address-concealed-carry-next-week <p></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:38:01 +0000 Associated Press 5148 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Will Address Concealed Carry Next Week