“Welcome to the new Illinois. Same as the old Illinois. Except 32 percent pricier”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Your Illinois income tax hike? Right now. Reforms? Maybe later — maybe
Editorial Board
July 6, 2017

You might think that Democratic legislators — for 14 years the primary architects of a financial fiasco that has created enormous taxpayer debts — would acquiesce on pro-growth economic reforms that our neighboring states have adopted. You might think the majority party would listen to large and small business owners about the urgent need for more reasonable workers’ compensation insurance costs. You might think Democrats would have advanced another pension reform bill or created a lower-cost, defined contribution plan for new employees, or attempted to change the Illinois Constitution’s crushing pension obligation language. READ MORE

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