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