Front Group "A+ Illinois" Pushes 67% State Income Tax Increase To Pad Salary And Pension Benefits Of Government Employees

CHICAGO-The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today charged that the organization, “A+ Illinois,” was attempting to deceive Illinois taxpayers by misrepresenting its proposed state income tax increase as “modest,” and that the benefits from such an increase would not help students in public schools but, rather, pad the obscenely large salaries and pensions of public school teachers and administrators. Read more

NTUI Releases Open Letter To Illinois Congressional Delegation Opposing Incrase In Federal Cigarette Excise Tax.

Dear Illinois Representative in Congress,
As a taxpayer in Illinois, I urge you to oppose any increase in federal cigarette excise taxes. Raising federal cigarette excise tax rates from $.31 per pack to $1.00 per pack, a 222% increase, will burden the state of Illinois’ budget, the Illinois economy, and many Illinois families. Read more