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.
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.
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.