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An Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) review finds Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s new progressive-tax plan might not be everything it’s being promoted to be.
If a current Senate bill clears the House and is signed into law, Illinois will join three other states and the District of Columbia in soon paying a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
Illinois's powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), earlier today revealed to be a target in the same FBI investigation that led to an extortion indictment against a Chicago alderman, is not accused of anything new, a think tank reported.
House Speaker Mike Madigan has provided a combined $15 million in funding to dozens of state representatives currently holding office, the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) reports.
Illinois ranks fourth nationwide in terms of outmigration, according to recent data from Stevens Worldwide Van Lines.
The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that approximately 5 million government workers nationwide should not be forced to pay dues to public employee unions.
After the landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME today, public sector employees no longer are required to opt out of unions they don't wish to participate in, but now must opt-in to become members.
Not only is Illinois' overall population in deep decline, the number of people in prime working age also is going down in the state, a Chicago-based Conservative think tank said in a recent report.
The $38.5 billion budget passed without a revenue estimate is not what it seems.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
If right-to-work laws are hurting unions, you wouldn't know it by comparing Illinois with Indiana.
Workers’ compensation costs are driving lllinois manufacturing and transportation jobs into Indiana, the Illinois Policy Institute reported recently.
A bill that would divert an ever-increasing amount of state tax dollars each year to local governments passed the House in early March but remains in the Senate as of the summer legislative break.
Illinois should look to an existing 401(k)-style retirement plan to begin addressing its pension crisis and give state workers more surety over their futures, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, suggested recently.
Ted Dabrowski says he knows how to become the governor of Illinois next year.
Illinois legislators decided to apply a bandage in the form of a tax hike to the deadly wound Illinois has sustained in the form of debt, Michael Lucci contends.
Illinois might be in awful shape, but raising taxes is not the way to make it healthy again, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy of the Illinois Policy Institute, told the Sangamon Sun recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is bringing in a "champion" to fight for Illinoisans.
Governor Bruce Rauner has fired his Chief of Staff Richard Goldberg and replaced him with Illinois Policy Institute President Kristina Rasmussen.
Austin Berg sees nothing to celebrate in the recent House passage of a state budget plan.