Pritzker Unveils Online Graduated Income Tax CalculatorPritzker says Illinois' current tax system is unfair to the middle class. Republicans and some business leaders don't support the proposal.
Gov. Pritzker's Tax Plan Has 7.95 Percent Top RatePritzker campaigned on the progressive tax not only as a way to force the rich to carry a heavier tax load, but as a way to boost revenue. The state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion at the end of the fiscal year that ends in June 2020.
Pritzker: 'I'm Going To Make Sure All Voices Are Heard'"We're shortly going to be having conversations with leadership about rate structure, for the graduated income tax, to make sure we have a fair tax system. That's the very first thing we're going to go after over the next week or two, we'll be having those conversations."
Pritzker 1 Of 5 Democratic Governors Heading To DC To Fight Tax OverhaulThe Democratic governors of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Oregon and Illinois are teaming up to fight a provision in the 2017 federal tax overhaul that they say is hurting their economies.
Pritzker Signs Law Raising Illinois Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour By 2025The minimum wage in Illinois will gradually rise to $15 an hour by 2025, after Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that lays out regular wage increases starting next year.
Pritzker Names Second Veterans Affairs Director In 2 WeeksGov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed a state lawmaker as director of the state's Veterans Affairs department after his first choice stepped down.
House Approves $15 Minimum Wage, Sends Bill To Gov. PritzkerBusiness groups want a tiered minimum wage with lower base levels in parts of the state with lower costs of living.
Illinois House Committee To Debate $15 Minimum Wage PlanAn Illinois House committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss legislation that would gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.
Pritzker Announces Justice Reform InitiativePritzker noted the state spends roughly $1.3 billion a year for the Department of Corrections, which houses about 43,000 inmates in a system made for about 32,000.
Illinois Senate Approves $15 Minimum Wage LegislationThe Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15, a priority of newly elected Gov. JB Pritzker, who is hoping to be able to sign the measure before his first budget address.
What's In A Name? For Governor Pritzker, Going By JB Is 'Just Easier'By now, you’re sure to know who Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is, but do you know how to spell his name, or more specifically how to punctuate it?
Deep Freeze Danger: Governor Pritzker Declares Emergency Over Extreme Cold SnapWith an extended extreme cold snap bringing dangerously low wind chills to Illinois, Gov. JB Prizker has issued a disaster proclamation, to help provide state resources to respond to the frigid weather.
Illinois Joins States Committed To Carbon-Emission ReductionGov. JB Pritzker has ordered that Illinois join a group of U.S. states committed to following the Paris Climate Agreement on reducing carbon emissions.
ATF Data Unclear On Whether Gun Dealer Licensing Laws Make States SaferIt took 16 years of work in the legislature, but Thursday Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control bill into law.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Bill Requiring State Licensing Of Gun Dealers Into LawGun dealers are now required to obtain licenses in Illinois after Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control measure into law.