Religious Leaders Urge Voters To Back Graduated Income Tax Plan; Conservative Group Sues Over Ballot LanguageDozens of clergy members said the current flat tax places an unfair burden on the working poor and middle class, and they believe millionaires and billionaires should pay a greater share of taxes.
Illinois GOP Leaders Say Graduated Income Tax Would Hurt Economic Recovery, Want Proposal Removed From November Ballot“If the GOP wants to keep people from voting on this, keep people away from the ballot box, that says something about the lack of confidence in their position,” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
Illinois Supreme Court Won't Reconsider Redistricting RulingIt's the second failed attempt to overhaul redistricting by petition in two years.
Group Launching Ad Campaign To Protect State's Road FundA coalition of business, labor, and construction groups has launched a statewide campaign to change the Illinois Constitution to prohibit state government from raiding its road fund whenever it needs to balance the budget.
Judge Blocks Illinois Redistricting Plan From BallotA voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge determined Wednesday.
Judge Tosses Term Limits Measure, Rauner Plans AppealRepublican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said he plans to appeal a Cook County judge’s ruling that tosses out a ballot initiative seeking to impose term limits on state lawmakers.
Kirk Opposes Rauner Push For Term LimitsKirk said if people want to fire their elected officials, they can vote them out of office.
Amendment Protecting Ill. Voters To Go On BallotIllinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action Thursday.
Madigan's Plan To Add Tax On Millionaires Advances In HouseThe day after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called for making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent, a proposal to impose an additional tax on millionaires was sent to the House floor Thursday.
Illinois Senate OKs Treasurer-Comptroller MergerIllinois senators have signed off on a proposal to allow voters to decide if the state should combine the two offices that handle state finances.
Indiana Companies Protest Anti-Gay Marriage AmendmentTwo prominent corporations headquartered in Indiana are speaking against the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Advances In IndianaThe Indiana State House of Representatives has approved a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage and civil unions.
Pension Reform May Make 2012 BallotA resolution that is supposed to save taxpayer money may be put into a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot, now that it has passed a committee in the Illinois House.