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Taxpayers are on the hook for Tim Mapes’ six-figure pension

Not only are we supposed to accept the fact that our state government is overrun with sexual predators—we are also expected to fund their lavish retirement benefits.

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IOP Budget Vote Statement: ‘Go Along To Get Along’ Makes A Comeback

As a party, Illinois Republicans now head into the 2018 general election with very little to distinguish them from the state’s “tax-and-spend and borrow-and-spend and spend-and-spend-and-spend” Democrats.

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Tone-Deaf Proposal: Increase Illinois Property Taxes To Pay Pension Debt

Economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago suggested an annual 1 percent statewide property tax, on top of the property tax bills owners already pay. Under their plan, you’d be forced to pay thousands of dollars in additional property taxes to try and fill the state’s $130 billion pension shortfall over the next 30 years.

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