State Police Cutback a Step in Right Direction

CHICAGO—The Acting Director of the Illinois State Police, Jonathon Monken, has stated that without a 33% increase in state personal income taxes, he will lay off more than 460 state troopers and close five regional headquarters.
National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) applauds this plan.
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To Export Jobs, Raise the Illinois Corporate Income Tax

The Illinois corporate income tax rate is not 4.8% as some politicians and media writers have erroneously reported, but actually 7.3%. While the base rate is 4.8%, a constitutional amendment passed in 1980 added another 2.5%. This additional tax was named the “personal property replacement tax,” but no matter what they call it, it’s still a corporate income tax.
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