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Amendment Would Secure Road Money

Amendment Would Secure Road Money

A proposed constitutional amendment would ensure taxpayer dollars meant for roads and bridges are spent as intended.
The so-called lockbox constitutional amendment would prevent lawmakers from diverting money intended for infrastructure spending to other state expenses. Todd Maisch, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce president, said the amendment would be a victory for taxpayers.

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Senate will consider three possible amendments to Illinois Constitution

Senate will consider three possible amendments to Illinois Constitution

Illinois senators will consider three proposed amendments to the Illinois Constitution, including measures to bring a graduated income tax to the state, eliminate the lieutenant governor’s office and yet another version of redistricting reform.

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Illinois Issues: Why Does The State Have A Flat Income Tax?

Illinois Issues: Why Does The State Have A Flat Income Tax?

Illinois is one of only eight states with a flat income tax. The reasons can be traced to the state’s first-ever successful attempt at putting an income tax in place.

An effort to change the current tax structure is underway, but supporters face a fast-approaching deadline.

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Why Redistricting Ensures Minority Representation

Why Redistricting Ensures Minority Representation

The redistricting, or “remap,” of state legislative districts that’s mandated by law to occur after the U.S. Census every 10 years is very important. Unfortunately, the process has often been criticized as too political and one where voters are left without a voice.

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Ill. Chamber on House Passage of Lockbox Amedment

Ill. Chamber on House Passage of Lockbox Amedment

A Lockbox Amendment, which effectively puts a locked box around transportation infrastructure funding in Illinois, has passed in the House. Click the headline to read the Chamber’s statement.

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Ill. Chamber Opposes Graduated Tax Proposal

Ill. Chamber Opposes Graduated Tax Proposal

A new bill at the state Capitol calls for a graduated income tax. The Illinois Chamber opposes this plan largely because of what it will do to small businesses. See the Chamber’s statement to find out why.

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Ill. Chamber Statement on Gas Tax Hike

Ill. Chamber Statement on Gas Tax Hike

The Illinois Chamber is pleased to see the topic of infrastructure improvements in the news. We offer this statement, and resulting news story in Crain’s, about the funding for such improvements as we add to the conversation about expanding and fixing our transportation infrastructure. The Illinois Chamber is a member of the Transportation for Illinois Read More >>

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