IOP Statement On Resolution To Remove the Graduated Income Tax

Moments ago, the Republicans in the Illinois House and Senate unanimously acted to remove Pritzker’s progressive tax hike from the ballot. Now the General Assembly must take up this resolution. With families and small businesses hurting during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, now is the worst time to raise taxes. That is why we […]

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Not Now, Not Ever

The graduated income tax hike doesn’t solve Illinois’ underlying fiscal challenges and will compound the new crisis we face due to COVID-19.

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Thanking Local Heroes

There are local businesses all over the state, whose owners are your neighbors or friends, who attend the same church as you, whose kids go to the same school as yours or play on the same little league team, these community business owners are paying it forward and keeping your neighborhood open for business as best they can.

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Support Small Business

In light of the coronavirus crisis shutting down the economy and wreaking havoc on the small business community, the Illinois Opportunity Project stands with the Illinois Business Alliance in calling on Gov. Pritzker and the General Assembly to remove the graduated income tax from the ballot in November.  The country is in uncertain times and […]

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Say NO to the Graduated Income Tax

Had enough of politicians forcing families to flee in search of jobs and opportunities? Had enough of terrible public policy destroying our economy and communities?  Had enough of corrupt politicians getting rich while you get stuck with the bill? Had Enough? Sign the petition today to defeat the graduated income tax and say enough is […]

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Gov. Pritzker Wants “More of the Same”

We’ve entrusted politicians with power and in return, we have former Governors in prison, weekly FBI raids, and the most corrupt big city in one of the most corrupt states in the nation. Gov. Pritzker’s answer? Give these same politicians more power.

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They Are Who We Thought They Were

Entrusted with near record levels of power, Gov. Pritzker and Speaker Madigan have used that power to hike taxes and allow corruption to flourish. It isn’t a new era, it is the same broken government on steroids.

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Endless Plans and No Results

If it wasn’t obvious before, Illinois Democrats have made it clear for you: they don’t care about high property taxes, they don’t care about corruption, and they don’t care about you. Your vote and most importantly your tax dollars are the means to their political power.

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Chicagoans Prefer Bankruptcy Over Higher Taxes As City Debt Piles Up

Illinois cities need an option that’s fair to taxpayers and provides long-term sustainability for local governments. Allowing municipalities and local units of government to restructure pension debt through bankruptcy would make pension obligations sustainable and affordable; it would also lead to more reasonable negotiating conditions between unions and government.

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