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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Reform groups on both sides want change

 One thing is certain: no one is happy with the current state income tax. Conservative groups like the Illinois Policy Institute say the income tax increase of 2010 should be allowed to expire, w...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Funding referendum could be on November ballot

Springfield Public Schools could ask taxpayers for a boost soon, but the school board first plans to make another round of budget cuts.At a school board meeting on Jan. 7, the board unanimously approv...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 06:04 pm
As Illinois does the annual legislative dance this time of year, all sorts of ideas get tossed around, ranging from the austere to the ridiculous. Sen. Shane Cultra, a Republican from Onarga, tossed out an idea in the latter category this week when he said that parents of obese children should lose their tax deductions for those kids. It was said in the context of a bill to tax sugary beverages in...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 06:56 am

Drilling method could raise state revenues. It’s already raising environmental concerns.

Illinois is poised to tap into a rich vein of money by allowing an oil and gas drilling method known as “fracking,” but environmental concerns and disagreement over state taxes are keeping...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:34 pm

Constitutional amendment would ditch flat income tax

Illinois grapples with another round of difficult budget cuts, some lawmakers want to eliminate the state’s constitutional flat-rate income tax requirement, opening the door for what some ...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 06:05 am

Fight against Medicaid abuse reaching critical mass

It’s a crucial time for Illinois in terms of the state budget, but investigators say the state is at a turning point in another respect: fighting Medicaid fraud.Gov. Pat Quinn announced a state ...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 03:36 pm

Proposed parking fine increase causes clash in city council

Parking in Springfield is cheap. Visitors from Chicago sometimes joke that it’s cheaper to get a parking ticket here than to simply pay the meter in their city. But that could change with a prop...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 05:30 pm

Agreement prevents layoffs and saves state $50 million

The largest union of state employees has ratified an agreement with the State of Illinois for the state to save upwards of $50 million in exchange for a promise of no layoffs.The American Federation o...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 12:58 am

City snatches up 41 properties before sale

An annual countywide property auction last week brought in $40,000 more this year than last, but county officials say the total could have been even more.On Aug. 11, Sangamon County held its yearly pu...

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