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Illinois lawmakers looking at tax options

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Some Illinois Democratic lawmakers, reluctant to vote to make tax increases permanent, are splitting with party leaders and calling for alternative approaches such as gradually reducing income tax rates or finding spending cuts to help balance the budget.

May 20, 2014 3:36 pm

Cullerton says 'good chance' tax plan will pass

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Monday that he's confident his chamber could find the votes to extend the state's income tax increase but fears other proposals may face a tougher road this spring.

May 05, 2014 4:03 pm
Advocates warn of transportation funding drop-off

Advocates warn of transportation funding drop-off

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An influential group of Illinois transportation advocates is warning lawmakers of a drop-off in spending on roads and bridges and pointing out a murky federal funding picture as it tries to bolster its case for an aggressive tax plan it says would provide sound financing.

April 28, 2014 3:49 pm

GOP not buying Dems' doomsday approach to tax hike

Members of the General Assembly are on spring break and won't be back in the Capitol for another week.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

Pence open to boosting county income taxes to pay for business tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence refused to rule out county income tax hikes as a replacement for the more than $1 billion Indiana schools and local governments stand to lose if he succeeds in eliminating the business personal property tax.

December 11, 2013 6:00 pm Photos




Lan-Oak Park District again goes for 10-cent tax rate hike

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is once again seeking a 10-cent increase in its tax rate that would generate $450,000 for capital improvements.

March 11, 2013 7:45 pm
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