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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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Had Enough?

Had enough of politicians forcing families to flee in search of jobs and opportunities?
Had enough of terrible public policy destroying our economy and communities?
Had enough of corrupt politicians getting rich while you get stuck with the bill?

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The Forgotten Ones

There are 21,000 children and adults in Illinois with developmental disabilities who are urgently waiting to receive services. Illinois ranks 44th in the nation for providing services for people with disabilities; an embarrassing ranking for a state that has the highest state and local tax burden in the country.

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Thanks for Nothing Rep. Walker

Join us in thanking Rep. Walker for hiking your gas tax by 19 cents. Sign here to say thanks for nothing and every time you pay more to fill up your car, think of Rep. Walker.

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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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