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One year later: 2017 tax hike failed

It has been one full year since the General Assembly passed a budget that ended Illinois’ two-year impasse. The results are in: This policy was a complete failure.

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Pritzker and Teacher’s Union Gift Exchange

This session was a win for teachers’ unions, but not so much for taxpayers and homeowners who will pay more, nor for students who without reforms will likely continue to see educational quality decline.

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Another Session, Same High Property Taxes

Instead of passing reforms, the Democrats went another session punting on pension reform and instead forced through 21 tax and fee hikes that you will pay. Also, with the passage of the graduated income tax amendment supported by every Democrat who voted and Gov. Pritzker, legislators want to give themselves the constitutional power to increase tax rates however much they deem necessary.

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Consequences

Pritzker, Madigan, the rest of the Democrats, and many in the media define a ‘productive session’ as one where many bills are passed. Whether those bills help or hurt families, or reform government makes no difference in this definition.

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Pritzker’s Continued Assault On The Middle Class

For a state that already burdens its residents with the highest state and local tax burden, the $7 billion in new taxes introduced this session shows just how out of touch the ruling class in Springfield has become and illustrates their incompetence at managing money.

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Springfield Has Not Earned Your Trust

Two other representatives publicly stated they are no votes because they understand that more tax hikes will not solve the financial problems that Illinois currently has and will only continue to accelerate the state’s exodus. Members from both sides of the aisle realize that this is a bad deal for taxpayers and it does nothing to reform the policies that have brought on this financial disaster in the first place.

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