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Governor Pritzker’s Budget Breakdown

Gov. Pritzker’s five-year budget plan aims to pay off debt, cut taxes “for most” and raise taxes, significantly, on others, and seek to stimulate economic growth. The plan — given the prevailing circumstances — makes big promises for growth to better the state’s fiscal footing. Color me skeptical of these lofty goals.

What Does a Vehicle Mileage Tax Look Like?

The recent gubernatorial and current Chicago mayor elections have brought forth a plethora of new taxing ideas. While no politicians seem interested in less government spending or reducing the size and scope of government’s gigantic footprint in Illinois, literally dozens of new fees or taxes have been bandied about by Illinois politicians.

A Look at Illinois’ Excessive Taxing

Here’s a tough pill to swallow: Illinois boasts the highest tax burden in the Midwest, and near the highest nationwide. Many of these taxes have been implemented or raised by politicians to try and help relieve the burden of the Illinois government’s over-the-top spending and deep deficits.

The Ever-Declining Illinois Population

There’s no simple solution, but the causes of this exodus are pretty apparent. If legislators can’t find a means to create more economic opportunity and a more stable budget, the entire state could eventually find itself in a death spiral.

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