Governor Pritzker: 'I Choose A Fair Tax System To Get Us Out Of This Mess'"We need fundamental tax reform. I choose a fair tax system to get us out of this mess."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel To Present 'Feel Good' Final Budget PlanThis is the mayor’s eighth budget, and pushback from aldermen is expected to be light, if any.
Emanuel Budget Plan: 911 Tax Hike, Higher Uber Fees, Amusement Tax RedoThe mayor has been dropping hints about his 2018 budget proposal for weeks.
Dems And Their Allies Bash Gov. Rauner On Eve Of State Budget AddressOn Valentine's Day, homecare workers and those they care for call Rauner heartless for insisting on reforms that for two years have held up a budget.
Governor Rauner Outlines Two Budget Choices For LawmakersIn an attempt to end Illinois' historic budget stalemate, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that lawmakers have only two options: Implement his cost-saving proposals in exchange for a $36 billion budget, or give him authority to make $4 billion in cuts.
Emanuel To Aldermen: Raise Property Taxes, Or Lay Off Cops And FirefightersMayor Rahm Emanuel told aldermen Tuesday the city must raise property taxes by $543 million to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, or face laying off thousands of firefighters and police officers.
Rauner Calls For Billions In Budget CutsDelivering his first budget address since winning office last fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his plan would end "the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past." He said lawmakers must be willing to make politically unpopular decisions to close a more than $6 billion budget hole next year.
Quinn Proposes Making 2011 Income Tax Hike PermanentGov. Pat Quinn outlined his case Wednesday for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent, predicting "extreme and radical" budget cuts to schools and services without additional revenue.
Quinn To Propose Making 2011 Tax Hike PermanentGov. Pat Quinn is expected to propose making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent in order to avoid massive budget cuts when he presents his election year budget address Wednesday, according to lawmakers briefed on his plans.
Quinn: 'Most Difficult Budget Ever' Due To Pension Mess Governor Quinn says he found this his toughest budget to deliver to Illinois lawmakers, and it's getting criticism from both sides of the aisle, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Quinn's Budget Address Draws Praise, Ire From Both Sides Of The AisleYou didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.