“Republicans will not be supporting any new revenue this session,” stated Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin last week during a forum at Chicago’s City Club. We agree with Leader Durkin. A tax increase is wrong for Illinois.
What is the basis for Shapiro’s claim that Illinois is in a state of emergency?
If SB 1 is struck down by the Court, Illinois’ pension debt will continue to grow and our severely underfunded pension system will swallow up our state budget. Further credit downgrades will almost certainly follow. The quality of life of every man, woman and child in the state would decline in the face of looming tax increases and severe budget cuts.