Taxpayers To Pols: Cut Spending And Forget State Income Tax Hike

The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today responded to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s April 27 statement in which he supported substantially and permanently increasing the Illinois state income tax in exchange for a temporary, nominal decrease in property taxes. Jim Tobin, president of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), said Illinois public schools are drowning in taxpayer dollars rather than being “under funded,” and called upon state legislators to cut spending rather than increasing the tax burden on overtaxed Illinois taxpayers. Read more