The Southwest News-Herald ran our recent ITEF Comment 12-6 as a Letter to the Editor. Every winning candidate for Governor since at least 1990 has promised not to raise the state income tax, and Judy Baar Topinka made a huge mistake by not making that promise.
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The Associated Press distributed a story all over Illinois (including ABC Chicago Ch. 7) about the University of Illinois Trustees wanting more money so they can pay professors “competitively” with private schools like Northwestern and the Ivy League. ITEF Executive Director Jeff Trigg doesn’t think it’s smart to jump off a bridge if everyone else is doing it. Below are only a few of the articles we found.
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VIEW THE BELLEVILLE NEWS_DEMOCRAT ARTICLE
VIEW THE JOURNAL GAZETTE – TIME COURIER ARTICLE
Several newspapers ran a Medill News Service story about the outcome of various referendums on the November 7 ballot, including the property tax increase referendums NTUI beat. The article below is from the NWI Times and it also ran in Pioneer Press newspapers. The voters knew the schools had enough money.
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